Depending on the level of sedation you’re receiving, you may feel quite drowsy for a few hours afterward. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation, however, is light enough that you can drive yourself home when your procedure is over, as it is quickly reversible.
With deeper sedatives, you will need to bring a friend or family member along to drive you home and stay with you until the effects of the medication fully wear off. Although you will still be conscious, you won’t be able to operate a vehicle.
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