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I have severe sleep apnea, but suffer from claustrophobia. Can I still use sedation dentistry to meet my dental needs? ...Visitor from MN

Answer:
Yes sedation dentistry may be just what you need.

The biggest concern for patients doing this type of treatment is one of maintaining the airway.

If the dentist appropriately positions your head so your airway is maintained, and monitors your vital signs with pulse oximetry then they will be able to manage you well.

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