About Oral Sedation in Morrow, GA
Providing dental experiences like no other, MINT dentistry is pleased to offer sedation dentistry methods to help you get the sexy teeth you want in greater comfort. Our experienced dentists may recommend oral-conscious sedation for routine care and advanced procedures to help provide relief from dental fear and anxiety. The oral-conscious method of sedation involves taking a prescription anti-anxiety medication about an hour before you arrive for your procedure. This sedation method keeps you awake and capable of following directions while still feeling relaxed and at ease. To learn more about oral-conscious sedation dentistry and whether it might be right for you, please contact our dental practice in Morrow, GA to schedule a consultation.
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Is Oral Sedation Right for Me?
Oral-conscious sedation may be ideal for both children and adults who experience mild to moderate dental anxiety or fear when going to the dentist. Before prescribing an oral-conscious medication, our Morrow, GA MINT dentistry team will need to complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you're indeed a good candidate. We'll review any current medications you take, your medical history, and additional factors to make sure you can safely take anti-anxiety medication. Our team will also use this information to determine the type and dosage of medication that is appropriate for your needs. Oral sedation may not be a good option if you're pregnant, have had a reaction to benzodiazepines or other anti-anxiety medications, or have heart or respiratory conditions.
How Does Oral Sedation Work?
Oral-conscious sedation can be carried out with several different forms of prescription anti-anxiety medications. The type that is recommended by your board-certified MINT dentistry professional will depend on your anxiety level, your overall health, the procedure being performed, and how long your appointment is estimated to last. The oral-conscious sedation medication will be prescribed during your consultation, and you should have it filled at a pharmacy before your procedure. Since you need to take the medication before you get to our office, it's important to have someone drive you to your appointment. With light oral-conscious sedation, you should feel relaxed but remain awake. With moderate sedation, you will still remain conscious, but it may feel as though you were asleep, as you might not remember much of the procedure. You may even fall into a light sleep, but you should be easy to awaken and still able to respond to our instructions. Our MINT team will make sure you feel safe and cared for during your appointment.
What to Expect After Oral-Conscious Sedation
The recovery process and potential side effects following oral-conscious sedation will vary based on the medication you were prescribed. You will need to arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home from our office and watch over you for a few hours. Our team will discuss the potential side effects of the specific medication prescribed for you. Most commonly, patients experience temporary dizziness, headaches, vomiting, or nausea. Your risk of vomiting and nausea can be reduced by having a light meal before taking the medication and eating a snack about one hour after your procedure. If you are concerned about side effects after you have returned home, please don’t hesitate to contact MINT dentistry in Morrow, GA for assistance.
The MINT Commitment
If you're using dental insurance, the MINT dentistry team will speak to your carrier to determine if your policy offers coverage for oral-conscious sedation. This will help us calculate any out-of-pocket costs you may have. For patients who do not have dental insurance, our practice accepts a variety of payment options, including medical financing, to help make dental care and sedation services more affordable.
MINT dentistry is committed to helping you get sexy teeth. If you don't have dental insurance or cannot afford your dental treatments, ask our Morrow, GA team for more information on the MINT Discount Plan. We're excited to offer the care you need for lasting oral health.
With oral sedation dentistry and other options, you no longer have to avoid visiting the dentist because of anxiety or fear. Set up a consultation with one of our board-certified dentists for more on how oral-conscious sedation might help you remain calm and at ease during routine or complex procedures. We can help you determine the best option for your needs to make your visit to MINT dentistry in Morrow, GA a peaceful, positive experience.