Oral Sedation in Brentwood, MD


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About Oral Sedation in Brentwood, MD

Obtaining sexy teeth with minimal discomfort is possible at our luxury MINT dental practice. We offer safe and effective methods to assist with your dental phobia or anxiety. Our board-certified team of dental professionals suggests oral-conscious sedation for cleanings and advanced procedures to ensure your visit is less stressful. The oral-conscious method of sedation uses a prescribed medication prior to your procedure. This method will keep you conscious and capable of following directions while still feeling incredibly at ease. To get more information on oral-conscious sedation, including whether you're a candidate, contact MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD to schedule an appointment.

Is Oral Sedation Right for Me?

Younger patients and adults with mild to moderate dental anxieties or worries can count on oral-conscious sedation to keep them relaxed. Before you are prescribed a medication for oral-conscious sedation, our Brentwood, MD MINT dentistry team will need to complete a comprehensive evaluation to make sure that you're a good candidate. We will go over your current medication, medical history, and other factors to make sure oral-conscious sedation is safe for you and decide the type and dose of medication that is appropriate. Oral-conscious sedation may not be a good option if you have breathing or heart problems, you are or may be pregnant, or you have an allergy to benzodiazepines.

How Does Oral Sedation Work?

Many different types of oral-conscious sedation can be prescribed by our dentist. The type recommended by your board-certified MINT dentistry professional will be based on your level of anxiety, your physical health, what procedure is being performed, and how long your appointment will last. Your medication prescription will be written at your consultation and you should have it filled at a pharmacy before your procedure. Since you need to take it before arriving, you should arrange to have a friend or family member drive you to your appointment. With light sedation, you will remain relaxed but alert. With moderate sedation, you will still be conscious, but your memory of what happened may start to get a bit spotty. You might fall asleep but you will be easy to wake up. Our dedicated team will go to great lengths to make sure you are safe and cared for during your appointment.

What to Expect After Oral-Conscious Sedation

Your specific side effects and recovery time will be dependent on which medication you took. You will need to have a friend or family member drive you home from our office and watch you for at least 2 – 4 hours while the medication wears off. Your team will speak with you about possible side effects from the specific medication prescribed for you. The most common side effects are 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 when you get home. If you are worried about symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD for further instructions.

The MINT Commitment

Our front office will contact your insurance provider to determine your benefits regarding oral-conscious sedation so you don’t have to worry about it on the day of the procedure. From there, we can better calculate your personal responsibility. If you do not have dental insurance, your team will explain which payment methods are accepted by our practice, including medical financing for both sedation methods and your dental care. If you need help affording dental procedures and sedation, ask a member of our Brentwood, MD team about the MINT Discount Plan. We look forward to exceeding your expectations.

Pleasantly Relaxed

You no longer need to avoid visiting the dentist because of fear or anxiety thanks to oral sedation. Book an appointment with a board-certified dentist to learn more information about sedation options that can help keep you relaxed and comfortable during your trips to the dentists. We will work with you to decide on your best options to help make your visit to MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD a positive experience.

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