Oral-Conscious Sedation Overview
Despite new advancements and state-of-the-art technologies available at every dental office, many patients still have a fear of the dentist. Made Ya Smile understands this anxiety and hopes to make your experience a safe and comfortable one, which is why we offer oral-conscious sedation at our Cypress, TX office. Oral-conscious sedation is an anti-anxiety medication taken approximately one hour before your dental appointment. This type of sedation helps you feel calm while you still have the ability to follow instructions. Don't allow fear to hold you back any longer, it's time to speak with one of our experienced and friendly practitioners at Made Ya Smile today.
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Best Candidates for Oral-Conscious Sedation
Oral-conscious sedation can benefit many patients who have had fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist in the past, if you tend to have a strong gag reflex, or if you require multiple procedures. Before your dental treatment, the doctors at Made Ya Smile will learn your medical history and current conditions, medications, and supplements to see if you are the right candidate for oral-conscious sedation. Please inform our team if you are pregnant, are allergic to benzodiazepines, or have a history of issues with the lungs or the heart. Once we decide that this is your best option, we will call in the prescription to your local pharmacy in Cypress, TX or the surrounding area.
What To Expect with Oral-Conscious Sedation
Made Ya Smile can prescribe one of multiple types of anti-anxiety medications for oral-conscious sedation, depending on your unique needs and dosage levels, the treatment being performed, and your general health. When you arrive at our Cypress, TX office for your consultation, we will give you the prescription for the medication, which you must take about an hour before your treatment time. The effects of the medication will keep you awake, but you will feel drowsy with some limited memory of your dental treatment. Patients at Made Ya Smile have fallen asleep under their medication, but are easily awakened afterward. Because of the effects of the oral-conscious sedation, you will need to ask a close friend, family member, or another responsible person to drive you to and from your appointment at our facility.
Oral-Conscious Sedation Recovery
Prior to administering the oral-conscious sedation, our general dentists will discuss what to expect during your appointment as well as the side effects of the prescribed medication. Recovery after the sedation will vary from patient to patient based on the medication and dosage, but keep in mind that you will need an adult to drive you to and from your appointment at our Cypress, TX clinic and stay with you until the drowsy feeling wears away. Patients who choose oral-conscious sedation will not be able to drive for the rest of the day, and you may experience side effects such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness. Try to eat a small meal before your visit and a snack after an hour after your treatment to minimize the risk of nausea. If you have any questions or concerns, or lingering side effects that won't go away, contact Made Ya Smile right away.
Oral-Conscious Sedation Insurance Coverage
Depending on which dental insurance provider you use, your oral-conscious sedation option may or may not be covered. Made Ya Smile makes it easy by contacting your insurer to confirm your coverage and benefits. If you don't have insurance or must pay out-of-pocket costs, we are happy to help with several payment options to fit your budget. Ask a member of our team in Cypress, TX about CareCredit® financing for your dental procedure.
The practitioners and administrative staff at Made Ya Smile don't want you to miss getting the dental care you need due to fear or anxiety. If certain issues are not addressed right away, they may need more extensive and costly treatment in the future. At our Cypress, TX clinic, we take the time to address all of your needs and concerns in a welcoming environment. For more information about oral-conscious sedation and how it can help you get through your treatment, contact our dental practice.