Sedation dentistry has become a popular choice for people who are fearful
of dental procedures. Sedation dentistry involves a dentist prescribing
various sedatives or medications to either put you under or distort your
sense of time and ability to feel pain. You may undergo full anesthesia,
or you may be administered oral medications that numb and relax you during
your dental procedure.
Sedation dentistry, like all situations where you are put under or medicated
with sedative drugs, has serious risks associated with it. Your dentist
has an obligation to inform you of all of the risks as well as to inform
you of alternatives to sedation dentistry. If you decide to undergo the
procedure anyway, your dentist will need to ensure that the sedation is
administered carefully and that you receive the appropriate dose given
your body chemistry and the current medications you may be taking.
If a dentist fails to get informed consent, botches the sedation, administers
an incorrect dose or fails to confirm that there will be no drug interactions,
your dentist may be considered negligent in the eyes of the law. As such,
with the help of a Cleveland medical malpractice attorney, you may be
able to bring a medical malpractice claim for dental negligence.
To learn more about your rights after dental negligence,
contact Mellino Law Firm today at (440) 333-3800.