About IV Sedation
MINT dentistry wants to make sure you feel completely relaxed and comfortable throughout your appointment. MINT dentistry in Richardson, TX is able to offer IV (intravenous) sedation as an option for patients who need dental surgery. IV sedation is is often recommended during invasive or longer oral surgeries, including implant or extraction surgery. IV sedation is an anti-anxiety medication that is administered directly into your bloodstream. The medication will keep you relaxed and calm during the procedure. Although you'll be conscious, you will be so relaxed it will seem like you were unconscious. Your medication levels will be carefully adjusted during your appointment to make sure you are safe and comfortable. If you are getting IV sedation, your team of MINT dentistry professionals will explain how it will work during your pre-op appointment.
Best Candidates for IV Sedation
Stronger methods, like IV sedation, are recommended for those having oral surgery. If you need IV sedation, your board-certified MINT dentist will need to know about your current medication, health conditions, and medical history. You team can 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 get the sexy teeth you want while making sure you feel comfortable and safe.
What to Expect with IV Sedation
To start your appointment, we will ask you to lay back on a luxurious treatment chair in a procedure room. We will give you 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 so the medicine can begin to work. You should start to feel comfortable after a minute or two. Once you are sedated, we will start to perform your oral surgery. As soon as the surgery is complete, we will remove the IV and you should begin to wake up.
IV Sedation Treatment Aftercare
You should not drive for a minimum of 24 hours after your appointment. You need to have a responsible friend or family member take care of you. After you get home, you should relax and stay hydrated. You may feel nauseous or have some short-term memory loss. These side effects are common and should be gone quickly. IV sedation does not usually cause an adverse reaction; however, if you have questions, concerns, or lasting symptoms, please contact us.
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 speak to your insurance company to understand how much of your costs will be covered. MINT dentistry also offers payment options and financial planning. The team at MINT dentistry believes that every visit should be a stress-free experience. If you are concerned about the cost of sedation, ask for more information on the MINT Discount Plan and other ways we can help make your care easier to afford.
Oral surgery Sedation
Appointments at MINT dentistry are carefully designed to be a positive, enjoyable experience. Thanks to IV sedation, we can help reduce your anxiety during surgery. We are pleased to offer sedation dentistry so you will stay relaxed throughout surgical procedures. To learn more about sedation dentistry during surgery, contact our team in Richardson, TX.