About Oral Sedation
A premier dental facility, MINT dentistry is pleased to offer numerous sedation methods to quell your dental anxiety or phobia, so you can have the sexy teeth you want and stay comfortable. The board-certified team of professionals at MINT dentistry in Richardson, TX suggests oral-conscious sedation for both advanced procedures as well as routine cleanings to make sure your appointment is less stressful. The oral-conscious method of sedation uses a prescribed medication before you arrive for your procedure. This method keeps you conscious and repsonsive but still at ease. To get more information on oral-conscious sedation, including whether you're eligible, contact our skilled support staff in Richardson, TX to schedule your consultation.
In general, oral-conscious sedation can help both adults and children who suffer from anxieties or fears about going to the dentist. Prior to giving you a prescription for an oral-conscious medication, your dentist will perform a comprehensive evaluation to make sure that you're a good candidate. Your dentist will ask about your current medication, medical history, and any other issues to make sure oral-conscious sedation is safe for you as well as the type and dose of medication that is appropriate. Oral-conscious sedation may not be recommended if you have a heart or respiratory condition, you are or may be pregnant, or you have had a reaction to benzodiazepines in the past.
What to Expect
There are several types of oral-conscious sedation medications that can be used. The type that is prescribed by your board-certified MINT dentistry professional will be based on your anxiety level, your overall health, the procedure you are getting, and how long your appointment will last. Your medication prescription will be written 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. If you are under light sedation, you will feel relaxed but alert. If you are under moderate sedation, you will still be awake, but you may feel like you were asleep because of short-term memory loss. You might fall asleep but you will be easy to wake up. We will make sure you are comfortable and safe during your appointment.
Recovery from oral-conscious sedation will vary based on which medication you took. You will need to have a responsible adult pick you up after your appointment and watch you for a few hours. Your team will discuss potential side effects of your oral-conscious sedation medication. The most common side effects are temporary dizziness, headaches, vomiting, or nausea. Your risk of vomiting and nausea can be improved by taking the medication after a light meal and then eating a snack when you get home. If you're worried about side effects after a few hours, please contact us for information.
The MINT Commitment
For patients who are using dental insurance, we will speak to your provider to understand your policy's coverage of sedation using oral-conscious medication. This will help us calculate your remaining bill. For patients who do not have insurance, we will explain which methods of payment are taken by our practice and we can give you information on low-interest medical financing for both sedation methods and your dental care. If you need help affording the dental care that you need or want, ask us for more information on the MINT Discount Plan. We look forward to exceeding your expectations.
Don't avoid dental treatments and procedures because of anxiety or fear thanks to MINT dentistry's oral-conscious sedation for patients in Richardson, TX. Make an appointment with a board-certified dentist to hear more information about sedation dentistry techniques like oral-conscious medication to keep you comfortable and relaxed during either a long procedure or a routine dental cleaning. Our team will help you to decide on your best sedation method to help make your appointment at MINT dentistry in Richardson, TX a pleasant experience.