Oral-Conscious Sedation in Pearland, TX

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What Is Oral-Conscious Sedation Dentistry?

Our team at Made Ya Smile go to great lengths to accommodate our patients' unique needs. This includes providing access to helpful sedation methods to calm the nerves our Pearland, TX patients who experience debilitating dental fears that prevent them from attending even routine visits. To increase your comfort and optimize your experience, we offer oral-conscious sedation. Oral-conscious sedation, also called twilight sedation, comes in the form of an oral anti-anxiety medication that is prescribed to you by one of our dentists. The medication is to be taken about an hour before your dental appointment to create a calm and relaxed feeling. You will feel more at ease when taking twilight sedation, but you will be coherent enough to follow our directions. If your dental fears have kept you from receiving proper oral care, contact our office to learn about your options for a more relaxing dental appointment.

Is Oral-Conscious Sedation Right for Me?

Patients of all ages who experience significant worry related to dentist visits could benefit from oral-conscious sedation. Whether you're coming in for a routine cleaning or a more complex procedure, this sedative can benefit patients who have reservations about dental visits. During your one-on-one with one of our dentists, we will learn more about the root of your dental worries and go over your medical and dental history to determine if oral-conscious sedation is a good option for you. We will then evaluate which medication would work the best for your needs and have the prescriptions sent to your pharmacy. If you are pregnant, have an allergy to benzodiazepines, or possess any heart- or respiratory-related issues, this may not be an ideal alternative for you.

How Does Oral-Conscious Sedation Work?

Before deciding on oral-conscious sedation for your needs, one of our dentists will perform a thorough evaluation of your medical and dental histories and ask about any medications you are taking. Our team has experience in prescribing many types of anti-anxiety medications. Once the ideal brand and dosage are selected, we will send that information to your pharmacy of choice. Oral-conscious sedation should be taken an hour before your appointment so it can take effect. Throughout your treatment, you will be coherent enough to follow our instructions. Because oral-conscious sedation can cause a drowsy or "out of it" feeling, you will need a reliable adult to drive you to your appointment and back home.

What to Expect After Oral Sedation

Before oral-conscious sedation is chosen to treat your dental-related fears and anxieties, we will make you aware of all of the potential side effects and let you know what to expect. Because the brand and dosage you receive will be unique to you and your needs, recovery often varies between patients. You will require reliable transportation to and from your dental appointment because oral-conscious sedation can often lead one to feel drowsy. It will take several hours before the medicine wears off. Some effects you could experience are dizziness, nausea, headaches, or vomiting. We will advise you to consume a light meal before your treatment and a light snack afterward to reduce the risk of nausea and vomiting. If you have any lingering reactions following oral-conscious sedation, or if you have any questions about the process, please contact our Pearland, TX office.

Does Insurance Cover Sedation Dentistry?

Some insurance plans may cover the costs of oral-conscious sedation. To find out if yours does, a member of our team will contact your carrier and ascertain your coverage. Our office accepts a number of PPO insurance plans. We're always happy to provide patients with more information about payments we accept, as well as info on medical financing through our office or CareCredit®.

Calm Dental Fear and Anxiety

Oral-conscious sedation can be incredibly useful for patients who experience significant worry or anxiety before attending even a routine dental visit. If your fears keep you from seeking our the oral care you require, contact Made Ya Smile in Pearland, TX and learn more about the many advanced options for sedation we provide. Our compassionate team understands that you may have reservations about trips to the dentist, which is why we work to make your experiences as relaxing and stress-free as possible. Contact our practice and speak to a member of our Made Ya Smile team to discover more.

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