About Oral Sedation
For a luxury dental experience, MINT dentistry is proud to offer numerous solutions to help your dental phobias and anxieties so you can have the gorgeous smile you want while you're relaxed and comfortable. Our team at MINT dentistry in Humble, TX recommends oral-conscious sedation for cleanings and advanced procedures to make sure your visit is more comfortable. Oral-conscious sedation uses prescription medication before your procedure. This method will keep you conscious and responsive while still incredibly relaxed. To learn more about sedation dentistry or to find out if you are a candidate, contact our office in Humble, TX to schedule a consultative appointment.
At MINT dentistry, we offer oral-conscious sedation for adults and children who suffer from dental fears and anxieties. Prior to giving you a prescription for an oral-conscious medication, your dentist will need to complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate. We will go over your current medication, medical history, and any other issues to make sure you can safely take an anti-anxiety medication, as well as which type will be best for your needs. Oral sedation may not be a good option if you have a heart or respiratory condition, you are or may be pregnant, or you had a reaction to benzodiazepines or other anti-anxiety medications.
What to Expect
Your doctor will prescribe one of many different types of medication for your oral-conscious sedation. The type that is recommended by MINT dentistry will be based on your level of anxiety, your overall health, what procedure is being performed, and the estimated length of your appointment. Your oral-conscious medication will be prescribed at your consultation so you can have it filled at a pharmacy before your appointment. Since you need to take the medication before arriving, you should arrange to have a responsible adult take you. If you are under light sedation, you will remain relaxed but still alert. With moderate sedation, you will also stay awake, but you may feel like you were asleep because of short-term memory loss. You may fall into a light sleep, but you should wake up easily. We will make sure you are safe and cared for during your appointment.
Your recovery from sedation will vary based on the medication you were prescribed. You will need to arrange for someone to take you home and stay with you for a few hours. Your team will warn you about potential side effects of the specific medication prescribed for you. The most common side effects are temporary dizziness, headaches, nausea, or vomiting after oral-conscious sedation. The risk of nausea and vomiting can be reduced by taking the medication after a light meal and eating a small snack about one hour after your procedure. If you are concerned about symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.
The MINT Commitment
For patients who are using dental insurance, we will contact your provider to clarify your benefits regarding oral-conscious sedation. Then, we can better estimate your out-of-pocket costs. If you don't have insurance, your team will explain which methods of payment are accepted by our practice, including low-interest financing to make it easier to afford your sedation and dental care. If you do not have dental insurance or cannot afford dental procedures and sedation, ask us about the MINT Discount Plan. MINT dentistry is committed to exceeding your expectations and helping you feel comfortable during your visits.
You don't have to avoid appointments at the dentist because of dentophobia, thanks to MINT dentistry's oral-conscious sedation for patients in Humble, TX. Schedule an appointment with a board-certified dental professional to hear more about oral-conscious sedation and other options to keep you relaxed during a routine dental exam and cleaning or a longer procedure. We will work with you to find your best options to help make your appointment at MINT dentistry in Humble, TX relaxing.