About IV Sedation
Part of a positive dental experience is experiencing relaxation and total comfort throughout your visits. MINT dentistry in Lake Worth, TX is pleased to offer IV (intravenous) sedation for patients getting oral surgery. IV sedation is often recommended during invasive or longer oral surgeries, such as wisdom tooth extractions and the placement of dental implants. IV sedation is an anti-anxiety medication that is administered directly into your vein. The medication will keep you relaxed and calm during the procedure. Although you will remain awake during the procedure, the relaxation may make you seem like you were unconscious. The medication levels will be carefully watched during your appointment to make sure you are comfortable, as well as safe. If you need IV sedation for oral surgery, we will discuss how it will work during your treatment planning session.
IV sedation is recommended for those having oral surgery. To make sure you can safely receive IV sedation, your dentist will need to know about your medical history and your overall health. Your team will also talk about other sedation methods we offer before helping you choose the very best option for your situation. Our goal at MINT dentistry is to help you achieve the sexy teeth you want while making sure you feel comfortable and safe.
What to Expect
Before your IV is inserted, we will invite you to settle into a massaging treatment chair in a procedure room. Our team will give you a pair of stylish MINT dentistry sunglasses and Beats headphones. Once you're ready, we will insert a small needle in your arm so the medicine can begin to work. You will begin to feel comfortable after a minute or two. Once you are sedated, your team will start to perform your oral surgery. When the procedure is complete, the IV will be removed, and in a few minutes, you will start to wake up.
Since it takes a while for the effects to leave your body, you shouldn't drive for a minimum of 24 hours after your appointment. You need to have someone take care of you. We suggest that for the rest of the day, you rest and drink lots of water. In some cases, you could become nauseous or experience short-term memory loss. These side effects are normal and typically fade quickly. Patients very rarely have adverse reactions to IV sedation, but if you have any concerns or your symptoms persist, you should contact us immediately.
The MINT Commitment
Depending on many factors, IV sedation might not be covered even if you have dental insurance. Before we administer your sedation, our office will contact your insurance company to determine any additional out-of-pocket costs. MINT dentistry also provides financial planning and payment options. We believe that all of your appointments at our office should be a stress-free experience. If you do not have dental insurance or are concerned about the cost of IV sedation, we encourage you to ask for more information on the MINT Discount Plan, which can help fit your dental care and sedation into your budget.
Oral surgery Sedation
Visits at MINT dentistry are carefully designed to be an enjoyable, positive experience. Thanks to IV sedation, we can help reduce your anxiety during oral surgery. We are pleased to offer intravenous (IV) sedation so you can be relaxed during longer or more invasive procedures. To learn more about sedation dentistry during dental surgery, contact MINT dentistry in Lake Worth, TX.