About Oral Sedation
A premier dental facility, MINT dentistry is pleased to offer many sedation methods to quell your dental phobias and anxieties so you can have the sexy teeth you want while you're relaxed and comfortable. Our team at MINT dentistry in Lake Worth, TX suggests oral-conscious sedation for longer procedures and biannual cleanings to make sure your visit is less stressful. Oral-conscious sedation uses a prescription anti-anxiety medication prior to your visit. The medication keeps you awake and capable of following directions but still incredibly at ease. To learn more about this sedation dentistry method or to find out if you are a candidate, contact our skilled support staff in Lake Worth, TX to schedule a consultative appointment.
Oral-conscious sedation can often be used to help younger patients and adults who suffer from fears and anxieties that keep them from going to the dentist. Prior to giving you a prescription for an oral-conscious medication, our team will perform a thorough consultation to make sure that you're a good candidate. Your dentist will ask about your current medication, medical history, and other factors to make sure oral-conscious sedation is safe for you, as well as the type and dose of medication that will be best for your needs. Oral sedation may not be performed if you have heart or respiratory problems, you are pregnant, or you have an allergy to benzodiazepines.
What to Expect
Oral-conscious sedation can be performed with several types of prescription medications. The type recommended by MINT dentistry will be based on your level of anxiety, your physical health, what procedure is being performed, and the estimated length of your appointment. Your medication will be prescribed at your consultation so you can have it filled at a pharmacy before your appointment. Since you need to take it before arriving, you should arrange to have someone drive you to your appointment. With light sedation, you will remain relaxed but still alert. With moderate sedation, you will also stay conscious, but you may think you were asleep because you may not remember what happened. You may fall into a light sleep, but you will be easy to wake up. Our dedicated team will go to great lengths to make sure you feel comfortable and safe during your appointment.
Your recovery from oral-conscious sedation will depend on what medication was prescribed. You will need to have a responsible adult drive you home from our office and stay with you for a few hours. A MINT dentistry team member or doctor will warn you about possible side effects from the specific medication prescribed for you. Most commonly, patients experience temporary dizziness, headaches, nausea, or vomiting. The risk of nausea and vomiting can be improved by having a light meal before taking the medication and eating a snack about one hour after your procedure. If you are worried about side effects after a few hours, please contact our support staff for further instructions.
The MINT Commitment
If you have dental insurance, we will speak to your carrier to understand your coverage for sedation using oral-conscious medication. From there, we can better estimate your remaining bill. For patients who don't have dental insurance, we will explain which payment methods are taken by our office, including low-interest financing to make it easier to afford your sedation and dental care. If you do not have dental insurance or need help affording dental treatments and procedures, ask a member of our team for more information on the MINT Discount Plan. The professionals at MINT dentistry are committed to helping you have a healthy, beautiful smile.
Stop avoiding the dentist because of anxiety or fear, thanks to MINT dentistry's oral-conscious sedation for patients in Lake Worth, TX. Schedule an appointment with one of our skilled, board-certified dental professionals to hear more information about sedation dentistry to keep you extremely relaxed during a regular cleaning or a minimally invasive procedure. We will help you to find your best options to help make your visit to MINT dentistry in Lake Worth, TX enjoyable.