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If the prospect of dental treatment causes you dental anxiety, then sedation dentistry may enable you to obtain the dental procedures that you need while alleviating your stress. Good oral health is vital to your overall good health, so neglecting needed dentistry because of dental anxiety can cause your physical health to deteriorate. Call our Owings Mills office today to learn more about sedation for dental treatment.
What’s Involved in Sedation Dentistry?
Oral sedation dentistry delivers a sedative to you before your procedure so that you’re relaxed and comfortable during your treatment. Although it’s often called sleep dentistry, you’re not actually asleep unless you have general anesthesia or IV sedation dentistry. Sleep dentistry is used for simple procedures such as dental cleaning as well as more invasive procedures. If you want more information about sedation for dental treatment, be sure to call our Owings Mills office and we will gladly answer all your questions.
Is Sedation Dentistry Expensive?
As with any dental procedure, your sedation dentistry cost will be unique to you. Factors that will influence your sedation dentistry cost include the type and amount of sedative that’s administered, the procedure that you’re having, and your insurance coverage. During your initial appointment, we’ll provide you with a breakdown of the treatment that you need and the costs that will be incurred. If you lack dental sedation insurance, we can help you. We have several financing options available that will help you obtain the dental treatments you need at a price that fits your budget. Call our Owings Mills office for more information about sedation dentistry in Owings Mills.
Why Is Dental Sedation Better?
Dental sedation is a healthier option for you because you’ll get the treatments you need to maintain your good oral health and therefore your overall good health. The term sleep dentistry is a misnomer because you’re not actually asleep unless you opt for general anesthesia or IV sedation. However, you’re very relaxed and drowsy, so there’s no apprehension about your procedure. Dental sedation can be used for minor procedures such as dental cleanings or for more invasive procedures. Call our Owings Mills office today to learn more about dental sedation.
Is There Only One Type of Oral Sedation Dentistry?
Several types of sedation dentistry in Owings Mills are available, but the following four are the most popular:
Inhaled minimal sedation
Inhaled minimal sedation involves inhaling laughing gas though a mask. You’ll be relaxed throughout your procedure, and your dentist can control the amount of laughing gas you receive.
Oral conscious sedation
Oral conscious sedation is simply taking a pill. We use Halcion or similar, and the pill makes you drowsy. Usually, patients remain awake but are very relaxed, although some patients fall asleep.
IV sedation dentistry
IV sedation dentistry involves an IV inserted into a vein, and you receive the sedative through the IV. This method is one of the quickest, and your dentist can adjust the amount of sedative that you receive.
Deep sedation dentistry
Deep dental sedation puts you into a deep sleep and you won’t awaken until either the medication wears off or its effects are reversed. If you opt for either IV sedation or general anesthesia, you should arrange for transportation after your procedure.
If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment in our Owings Mills office, then give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you.
How Would Dental Sedation Benefit Me?
Dental sedation enables you to maintain good oral health without increasing your stress or anxiety level. Your procedure will be pain-free and you won’t experience the gag reflex that sometimes accompanies dental procedures. Call our Owings Mills office for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Is Dental Sedation Covered by Insurance?
Each dental plan is unique, but yours may provide sedation dentistry insurance if sedation is deemed medically necessary. The best resource for information on your plan benefits is your plan provider. However, if you need dental sedation but can’t afford it, we have several financing options available, so don’t delay needed dental work because of finances.
Does Dental Sedation Wear Off Quickly?
The time it takes for your sedative to wear off will depend on the type and amount that you were given, and your physiological reaction to the medication. Each patient is unique, but some find that they can drive home after inhaled sedation. General anesthesia or IV oral sedation can take hours to wear off, so you should arrange for transportation after your procedure.
If you need sleep dentistry in Owings Mills, then call Valley Dental Associates today at (443) 898-1240 and we can help you. Your good oral health is vital to your overall good health so be sure to contact us if you need dental work. We’ll help you select the appropriate sedative for your needs and we’ll make sure your payments are affordable, so call us today. We look forward to speaking with you and welcoming you to our dental family.