- Apr 17, 2021
I finally got up my nerve to go to the dentist after years of avoiding it because of panic attacks and “white coat syndrome”. I made it through the exam and X-rays, even though my blood pressure was elevated. I now need a root canal and crowns. My dentist is very understanding of my anxiety and offered me oral sedation for the procedure, saying it would help with my anxiety and keep my blood pressure under control. . Now the “what if’s “ are beginning! I’ve never taken anything like that, and have been reading what the side effects can be and what problems you could have. I read if you have glaucoma, you shouldn’t take it. I haven’t been to the eye dr either, so I don’t know if I have glaucoma, but what if I do? Could it be dangerous? Would it be better to only use the nitrous and avoid the oral sedation? I always overanalyze things to the point where I am totally panicked! Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.