About Oral-Conscious Sedation
At DentalWorks - Southern Park Boardman in Boardman, OH, our dentists offer oral-conscious sedation to patients for some longer treatments or to help patients who experience fear or anxiety when visiting the dentist's office. Oral-conscious sedation is given as a capsule around one hour before their appointment. The capsule can be prescribed as a light or moderate level, based on the patient’s needs and the treatments that is performed. Light sedation can make the patient become sleepy, however they don't generally fall asleep. Medium sedation is better for complex treatments to help the patient become relaxed and the patient can go into a light sleep. Although different sedation techniques may be changed during the treatment, the amount of oral-conscious sedation cannot be adjusted.
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What to Expect
Our dentists will consult with the patient to fully go over their medications, medical history, and allergies to decide if the patient is a good candidate for oral-conscious sedation or other techniques. If oral-conscious sedation is picked, our dentists will write a prescription for the capsule for the patient to ingest around an hour prior to their appointment. The patient won't be allowed to drive before or after their procedure, because the patient will be awake, but in a hazy state. During the treatment, the patient will be awake enough to listen to our dentists and to comply with any directions. Some patients will lose consciousness throughout the treatment, although they can be gently woken when the service is complete.
Patients aren't allowed drive for the next day after using oral-conscious sedation, so our dentists suggest that every patient arrange for a reliable person to drive them home following their appointment. Although the patient typically stays awake during the service, the sedation often causes temporary memory loss. Oral-conscious sedation is on the whole reliable, however a few patients can have short-term stomach trouble. Any troubling side effects or prolonged discomfort should be told to our dentists at DentalWorks - Southern Park Boardman right away.
Based on the patient’s dental insurance plan, part or all of the expense of oral-conscious sedation can be paid. DentalWorks - Southern Park Boardman will contact the patient’s dental insurance provider before the treatment to calculate their insurance coverage and personal cost. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Southern Park Boardman take several types of payment and we will help connect patients to financing options.
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If you are planning a lengthy treatment at DentalWorks - Southern Park Boardman or if you miss your annual dental exam and twice yearly dental cleaning because of fear, oral-conscious sedation or another sedation method will help you to stay relaxed and comfortable at your appointment at DentalWorks - Southern Park Boardman. To get more info, arrange a consultation with our dentists and discover more regarding sedation choices, such as oral-conscious sedation.