About Oral Sedation
For a luxury dental experience, MINT dentistry is proud to offer several solutions to quell your dental phobias and anxieties so you can obtain the sexy teeth you want with minimal discomfort. The board-certified team of professionals at MINT dentistry in Friendswood, TX suggests oral-conscious sedation for longer procedures and biannual cleanings to make sure your visit is less stressful. Oral-conscious sedation involves taking a prescribed anti-anxiety medication before you arrive for your visit. This method keeps you conscious and able to respond to instructions but still relaxed. To learn more about sedation dentistry or to find out if you're eligible, contact our skilled support staff in Friendswood, TX to schedule an appointment.
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Best Candidates for Oral Sedation
For the most part, oral-conscious sedation can be used to help patients of all ages who have dental fears and anxieties. Before you are prescribed an oral-conscious medication, your dentist will perform a thorough consultation to determine if you're a good candidate. Your dentist will go over your medical history, current medications, and any other issues to ensure you can safely take an anti-anxiety medication, as well as the type and dose of medication that will be best. Oral-conscious sedation may not be performed if you have a heart or respiratory condition, you are pregnant, or you have had a reaction to benzodiazepines in the past.
What to Expect with Oral Sedation
There are several types of oral-conscious sedation medications that can be used. The type prescribed by your board-certified MINT dentistry professional will depend on your level of anxiety, your overall health, what procedure is being performed, and the estimated length of your appointment. Your medication will be prescribed at your consultation, and you should have it filled at a pharmacy before your appointment. Since you need to take the medication before you get to our office, you need to have someone drive you to your appointment. With light oral-conscious sedation, you will feel relaxed but awake. If you are under moderate sedation, you will also stay conscious, but your memory of what happened may start to get a bit spotty. You may fall into a light sleep, but you should wake up easily. Your team will make sure you are safe and comfortable during your appointment.
Oral Sedation Treatment Aftercare
Side effects and recovery from sedation will depend on the medication you were prescribed. You will need to have a friend or family member drive you home from our office and watch you for at least 2 – 4 hours while the medication wears off. Your dentist will speak with you about possible side effects from your oral-conscious sedation medication. Most commonly, patients experience temporary dizziness, headaches, nausea, or vomiting after oral-conscious sedation. Your risk of nausea and vomiting can be reduced by having a light meal before taking the medication and then eating a small snack when you get home. If you are concerned about symptoms, please contact our office for further instructions.
The MINT Commitment
If you have dental insurance, we will speak to your carrier to understand your policy's coverage of sedation using oral-conscious medication. Then, we can better calculate your remaining bill. If you don't have insurance, we will go over payment methods accepted by our office, including low-interest financing for both sedation methods and your dental care. If you cannot afford the treatments and procedures needed to maintain your oral health, ask us about the MINT Discount Plan. MINT dentistry is committed to helping you get sexy teeth.
Oral Sedation Pleasantly Relaxed
Stop avoiding dental treatments and procedures because of dentophobia, thanks to MINT dentistry's oral-conscious sedation for patients in Friendswood, TX. Schedule an appointment with a board-certified dentist to learn more information about oral-conscious sedation and other options to keep you extremely relaxed during either a long procedure or a routine dental cleaning. We will work with you to find your best options to help make your appointment at MINT dentistry in Friendswood, TX easy to enjoy.