About IV Sedation
Part of a positive dental experience is experiencing relaxation and total comfort during your visits. MINT dentistry in La Porte, TX is pleased to offer intravenous (IV) sedation as an option for patients who need oral surgery. IV sedation is is often recommended during longer or more invasive procedures, including implant or extraction surgery. This sedation dentistry method uses anti-anxiety medication, delivered directly into your vein. The medication, administered by a board-certified dentist, can help keep you calm and relaxed during oral surgery. While you will remain awake during the procedure, the relaxation may make you feel like you were unconscious. The levels of medication administered will be closely adjusted all throughout your appointment to ensure you are comfortable as well as safe. If you need IV sedation for oral surgery, your team of MINT dentistry professionals will discuss the process during your pre-op appointment.
Best Candidates for IV Sedation
Stronger methods, like IV sedation, are reserved for patients having oral surgery. If you need IV sedation, your board-certified MINT dentist will need to know about your medical history and your overall health. You team will also talk about other sedation methods offered at MINT dentistry before choosing the best method for your needs and goals. Your MINT dentistry team is dedicated to helping you achieve the sexy teeth you desire while ensuring your total comfort and optimal health in the process.
What to Expect with IV Sedation
To start your appointment, we will ask you to lay back on a luxurious treatment chair in one of our well-equipped procedure rooms. Our team will provide you with a pair of Beats headphones so you can listen to music and swanky MINT dentistry sunglasses. As soon as you are settled in, we will carefully insert the small needle into a vein in your arm and the anti-anxiety medicine will be administered. You will begin to feel comfortable after a minute or two. When you are sedated, your team will perform your oral surgery. As soon as the procedure is complete, the IV will be removed and you will begin to feel awake and normal within a few minutes.
IV Sedation Treatment Aftercare
We recommend that MINT dentistry patients do not drive for at least 24 hours following IV sedation. You should plan to have a responsible friend or family member take you home. After you get home, you should rest and stay hydrated, as most patients feel sleepy the remainder of the day. In some cases, you could become nauseous or experience memory loss. Do not be alarmed – these side effects are normal and typically be gone quickly. IV sedation does not usually cause an adverse reaction, but if you have questions, concerns, or lasting symptoms, you should contact our office.
The MINT Commitment
Sedation techniques, like intravenous medication, might not be covered even if you have dental insurance. Before we administer your sedation, our office will contact your insurance provider to understand how much of your costs will be covered. MINT dentistry also provides financial planning and payment options. The team at MINT dentistry believes that every visit to improve your smile should be a positive experience. If you cannot afford sedation, ask a member of our team about the MINT Discount Plan, which may help you to better afford your procedures.
Oral surgery Sedation
Visits at MINT dentistry should be an enjoyable, positive experience. Thanks to IV sedation at MINT dentistry, you can experience less anxiety during oral surgery. MINT dentistry is proud to offer sedation dentistry so you can be relaxed during longer or more invasive procedures. If you are interested in learning about IV sedation during oral surgery, contact our team in La Porte, TX.