I am new to the area. I don’t have any family around and haven’t made any friends yet. I need to have a dental procedure which will require sedation. The dentist insists I get someone to drive me to and from the appointment. Could I just hire someone from Craigslist to be my ride?
When you’re under dental sedation, you’re so relaxed you just don’t seem to care what’s going on around you. This doesn’t just include during the procedure. You’ll be so groggy when you get home, you’ll even be unsteady on your feet. Most people sleep both during their appointment and even after they get home. It takes several hours for it to wear off.
Craigslist can be dangerous, even just setting up an interview with someone you want to hire. You’ll never know who you’ll get. When you factor in how groggy you’ll be after the procedure, it’s a disaster waiting to happen. Think about what could happen to your body or your home. You’re putting your personal safety and all of your personal belongings in the hands of a complete stranger.
Help When You Need Dental Sedation
You’re kind of in a pickle. I don’t want you putting your life at risk. The first thing I’d do is call the office to see if they have a solution. If they don’t, I do have two suggestions which may be of help:
Talk to a Church
I don’t know if you’re a member of a church. Most churches would be more than happy to help someone in your position. You could call and explain your situation. I’m sure they will be able to find a trustworthy woman who’d take great care of you.
If that makes you uncomfortable, there are community programs which may be able to help. Often, they offer transportation and support. Sometimes, even for free. Also, see if your medical insurance will cover a home caregiver for one day under your circumstances.
Best of luck to you. Hopefully, it won’t take long for you to meet people in your new area.
This blog is brought to you by Lafayette, LA Dentist Dr. Ashley Price.