Oral Sedation New Orleans, LA


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About Oral Sedation in New Orleans, LA

Dedicated to patient comfort, MINT dentistry offers sedation dentistry options to relieve dental fear so you can focus on getting the healthy, stunning smile you desire. Our board-certified team of dental professionals can provide oral-conscious sedation for routine treatments or advanced procedures to make sure your appointment is less stressful. Oral-conscious sedation involves taking prescription medication before you arrive for your procedure. This method keeps you awake and responsive while still feeling incredibly at ease. To get more information on oral-conscious sedation dentistry or to find out if it's right for you, contact MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA to schedule your consultation.

Is Oral Sedation Right for Me?

Oral-conscious sedation may be ideal for patients who suffer from mild to moderate levels of dental anxiety or fear. Before you're prescribed an oral-conscious medication, our MINT dentistry team will perform a thorough consultation to determine if you're a good candidate. One of our New Orleans, LA dentists will go over your current medications, medical history, and other factors to make sure oral-conscious sedation is safe for you and decide which type is appropriate for your needs. Oral sedation may not be recommended if you have heart or respiratory problems, are pregnant, or have had an allergic reaction to similar medications.

How Does Oral Sedation Work?

A number of sedative medications may be used for oral-conscious sedation. The type recommended by your board-certified MINT dentistry professional will depend on your level of anxiety, your physical health, the procedure you're receiving, and how long your appointment will last. Your sedation medication will be prescribed during your consultation so you can have it filled at a pharmacy before your appointment. Since you need to take it before you get to our office, you should arrange to have someone drive you to your appointment. If you're under light sedation, you should remain relaxed but still awake. With moderate sedation, you'll still be awake, though you might not remember much about your visit. You may also fall asleep, but you should wake up easily. Our team will make sure you feel safe and comfortable during your visit.

What to Expect After Oral-Conscious Sedation

The recovery process following oral sedation may vary according to the type of medication you received. You'll need to have someone drive you home from our office and stay with you for a few hours. Our team will discuss potential side effects from the specific medication prescribed for you. Most commonly, patients experience temporary headaches, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting after oral-conscious sedation. Your risk of vomiting and nausea can be reduced by having a light meal before taking the medication and then eating a snack about one hour after your procedure. If you're worried about symptoms after you've returned home, please don’t hesitate to contact MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA for further information.

The MINT Commitment

If you carry insurance, a member of our office will contact your carrier to review your coverage surrounding oral-conscious sedation. This will help us better estimate any personal responsibility. If you don't have dental insurance, our skilled support staff will go over payment methods accepted by our practice, including low-interest financing, which can make it easier to afford your sedation and dental care. If you need help affording dental procedures and sedation, ask a member of our New Orleans, LA team for more information on the MINT Discount Plan. MINT dentistry is committed to helping you get sexy teeth.

Pleasantly Relaxed

Thanks to sedation dentistry options, like oral sedation, visiting the dentist can be relaxing and worry-free. Set up a consultation with a board-certified dental professional to learn more about oral-conscious sedation and other options that can keep you comfortable during dental procedures. We'll work with you to decide on your best options to help make your appointment at MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA a positive experience.

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