About IV Sedation
Part of a positive dental experience is experiencing relaxation and total comfort during your visits. MINT dentistry in Flower Mound, TX is pleased to offer intravenous (IV) sedation for patients getting oral surgery. IV sedation is is typically only used during longer or more invasive procedures, such as wisdom tooth extractions and the placement of dental implants. 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 sleeping. The levels of medication administered will be closely watched all throughout your treatment to ensure you are comfortable as well as safe. If you need IV sedation for oral surgery, we will discuss the process during your treatment planning session.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is reserved for patients getting oral surgery. To make sure you can safely receive IV sedation, your dentist will review your medical history and your overall health. Your dentist will also explain other sedation techniques we offer before deciding on your best treatment plan. MINT dentistry is committed to helping you achieve the sexy teeth you desire while ensuring your total comfort and optimal health in the process.
What to Expect
To begin your visit, we will invite you to relax in a massaging treatment chair in one of our well-equipped procedure rooms. Our team will provide you with a pair of stylish MINT dentistry sunglasses and Beats headphones. Once you're ready, we will insert a small needle in your arm and the anti-anxiety medicine will be administered. You will begin to feel relaxed quickly. When the sedation is in full effect, your team will perform your oral surgery. Once the procedure is finished, the IV will be removed and you will begin to feel awake and normal within a few minutes.
We recommend that MINT dentistry patients do not drive for at least 24 hours following IV sedation. You should plan to have a responsible adult take you home. We suggest that for the rest of the day you rest and drink lots of water, 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 fade in a day or two. Adverse reactions after IV sedation are rare, but if your side effects feel unusual or don't go away, you should contact our office right away.
The MINT Commitment
Depending on many factors, IV sedation may be partially covered if you have dental insurance. Before your appointment, we will contact your insurance provider to confirm the benefits of your policy. MINT dentistry also provides financial planning and payment options. MINT dentistry believes that all of your appointments at our office to improve your smile should be a positive experience. If you cannot afford sedation, ask 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. Using IV sedation at MINT dentistry, you can experience less anxiety during surgery. MINT dentistry is proud to offer intravenous (IV) sedation so you can be comfortable during longer or more invasive procedures. If you are interested in learning about IV sedation during surgery, contact MINT dentistry in Flower Mound, TX.