About IV Sedation
Part of a positive dental experience is experiencing relaxation and total comfort throughout your appointment. MINT dentistry in McKinney, TX is able to offer IV (intravenous) sedation to help our patients during dental surgery. IV sedation is a method that is reserved for use during invasive or longer oral surgeries, like implant placement or surgical tooth extractions. 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 asleep. Your medication levels will be carefully monitored during your procedure to make sure you are safe and comfortable. If you are getting IV sedation, your MINT dentistry team will explain how it will work during your consultation.
IV sedation is recommended for those undergoing oral surgery. Before recommending IV sedation, a member of the MINT dentistry team will assess your medical history and your overall health. We can also discuss the other sedation dentistry options our practice offers before helping you choose the very best option for your situation. Our goal at MINT dentistry is to help you get the sexy teeth you want while ensuring your total comfort and optimal health in the process.
What to Expect
Before your IV is inserted, you will be given time to settle into a plush treatment chair in a procedure room. We will give you a pair of Beats headphones and offer you a pair of our stylish MINT dentistry sunglasses. When you are ready, a small needle will be inserted into your vein so the medicine can begin to work. You should start to feel the effects within a few short minutes. Once you are fully at ease, we will perform your oral surgery. When the surgery is completely finished, we will remove the IV and you will begin to feel awake and normal within a few minutes.
We recommend that MINT dentistry patients do not drive for a minimum of 24 hours after your appointment. You need to have someone pick you up from our office and take care of you. When you get home, we recommend you relax and hydrate. You may feel nauseous or have some short-term memory loss. These side effects are common and should diminish within a day of receiving the sedation. Patients very rarely have adverse reactions to IV sedation; however, if you have any concerns or your symptoms persist, please contact us immediately.
The MINT Commitment
IV sedation may or may not be covered by your dental insurance. Prior to receiving sedation, our financial team will speak to your insurance company to determine any additional out-of-pocket costs. MINT dentistry also offers payment options and financial planning. We believe that undergoing dental procedures should be a stress-free experience. If you do not have dental insurance or are concerned about the cost of IV sedation, we encourage you to ask for more information on the MINT Discount Plan, which may help you to better afford your procedures.
Oral surgery Sedation
Appointments at MINT dentistry are carefully designed to be a positive, enjoyable experience. With IV sedation, we can help reduce your anxiety during surgery. We are pleased to offer this option so you will stay comfortable and relaxed throughout surgical procedures. If you are interested in learning about sedation dentistry during surgery, contact our office in McKinney, TX.