Oral Sedation in Canton, GA


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About Oral Sedation in Canton, GA

Your dental anxiety and phobia may be a thing of the past when you become a MINT dentistry patient, as we offer modern sedation methods so that you can relax and still obtain the gorgeous smile you want. Our team at MINT dentistry in Canton, GA suggests oral-conscious sedation for both advanced procedures, as well as routine cleanings to ensure your appointment is less stressful. The oral-conscious method of sedation involves taking a prescribed anti-anxiety medication before your appointment. The medication will keep you conscious and capable of following directions but still incredibly at ease. To get more information on oral-conscious sedation, including whether you are eligible, contact our practice in Canton, GA to schedule your consultation.

Is Oral Sedation Right for Me?

Children and adults can benefit from oral-conscious sedation if they suffer from moderate anxiety and fear of being at the dentist. Prior to giving you a prescription for an oral-conscious medication, our Canton, GA MINT dentistry team will need to complete a thorough consultation to determine if you're a good candidate. Your dentist will go over your medical history, current medications, and any other issues to make sure you can safely take an anti-anxiety medication, as well as the type and dose of medication that is appropriate 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 have an allergy to benzodiazepines.

How Does Oral Sedation Work?

The oral-conscious medications we offer allow us to provide you with several different options. The type that is prescribed by your board-certified MINT dentistry professional will be based on your level of anxiety, your physical health, what procedure is being performed, and the estimated length of your appointment. Your sedation medication will be prescribed during your consultation so you can have it filled before your appointment. Since you will need to take the medication before arriving, you need to have someone drive you to your appointment. If you are under light sedation, you will feel relaxed but alert. With moderate sedation, you will also stay awake, 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. Your team will make sure you are comfortable and safe during your appointment.

What to Expect After Oral-Conscious Sedation

The recovery from your sedation will depend on the specific medication that was used; however, all the details will be discussed with you beforehand. You will need to have a friend or family member pick you up after your appointment and stay with you for a few hours. Your dentist will speak with you about the potential side effects of your oral-conscious sedation medication. Most commonly, patients experience temporary headaches, dizziness, vomiting, or nausea after oral-conscious sedation. Your risk of vomiting and nausea can be improved by taking the medication after a light meal and eating a small snack about one hour after your procedure. If you're concerned about side effects, please contact MINT dentistry in Canton, GA for further information.

The MINT Commitment

Our MINT team will speak with the insurance company to clarify specific dental coverage for those who wish to use oral-conscious sedation. From there, we can better estimate your remaining bill. If you do not have insurance, we will explain which payment methods are accepted by our practice, including medical financing, to make it easier to afford your sedation and dental care. If you cannot afford oral health procedures, dental treatments, and sedation, ask a member of our Canton, GA team for more information on the MINT Discount Plan. MINT dentistry is committed to exceeding your expectations and helping you feel comfortable during your visits.

Pleasantly Relaxed

You won’t have to worry about putting off dental appointments at the dentist because of fear any longer when you schedule an appointment with MINT. Schedule a consultation with a board-certified dentist to hear more about sedation dentistry techniques, like oral-conscious medication, that can keep you at ease during dental treatments. Our team will help you to find your best sedation method to make your appointment at MINT dentistry in Canton, GA positive and pleasant.

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