Sedation dentistry offers so many advantages, and once you experience it, you will be so thankful it is available.
Anxiety in some patients is so severe they will avoid even a routine dental exam. They can’t even force themselves to bring their children for fear of what they may experience. Unfortunately, this allows minor issues to grow into major complex problems that hurt more and cost more to fix. The sedation method will change your opinion of dental care- it is now stress-free, and essentially pain-free.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Medications are used to help the patients relax during procedures. You will remain awake and alert, but you won’t have a worry in the world. If you find yourself getting anxious, just tell us and the dentist can safely add nitrous oxide to your regimen.
This popular method allows for multiple procedures to be completed in each visit. If you are in need of extensive restoration, this is the way to go. There are several ways to administer this medication intravenously, orally or inhalation. They all work amazingly well and the time will fly by. If needed, the dentist can prescribe medication for you to take before you come to the office. This sedation is equally safe for kids, no wonder our young patients like us.
Once the medication is taken, an assistant will be with you at all times. They can provide you with a blanket and address any concerns you may have.
You must have someone available to drive you home and plan on spending the rest of the day in a tranquil manner. You will not be able to work or drive for a specific amount of time as is designated in your home care instructions.
How Much Will it Costs?
Well, there is not a magic number as each patient has more than one option. However, our office accepts most insurance plans as well as Medicaid. If that doesn’t cover it, we can work together and set up a payment schedule that works for you.
For pediatric patients on Texas Medicaid, there is no out of pocket charge. That is great for our little ones. They need the best dental care they can get, without unnecessary stress, and that is what we do.
The Initial Visit
This may be the most important visit for pediatric patients. They get to meet our friendly staff, explore our playroom and watch a movie as well. They will also be given a gift bag to take home. They will have a routine exam, x-rays, and the consultation. You will be able to ask any questions about the results and recommendations- such as how much it will cost or how soon it needs to be done, what are the options for braces, etc.
Give us a call to make an appointment for your stress-free dental care. You will be amazed, quality care, excellent customer service and all at an affordable price.