About Oral-Conscious Sedation
At DentalWorks - Winston Salem in Winston Salem, NC, our dentists provide oral-conscious sedation to patients for complex services or to help patients who suffer from anxiety when visiting the dentist's office. Oral-conscious sedation is administered as a tablet approximately 60 minutes before their procedure. The tablet can be prescribed as a mild to moderate sedation level, to fit the patient’s needs and the service that is performed. Light sedation can make the patient seem hazy, although they don't typically fall asleep. Medium sedation is chosen for longer services to help the patient become comfortable and the patient can go into a light sleep. Even though different sedation options may be adjusted during the service, the concentration of oral-conscious sedation cannot be changed.
What to Expect
Our dentists will talk with the patient to completely discuss their medical history, medications, and any allergies to decide if the patient is a candidate for oral-conscious sedation or another method. If oral-conscious sedation is elected, our dentists will give them a prescription for the tablet for the patient to swallow around 60 minutes prior to their service. The patient won't be allowed to drive before or after their treatment, because the patient will be awake, but in a relaxed state. During the service, the patient will be conscious enough to listen to our dentists and to comply with any directives. Some patients can lose consciousness throughout the service, however they can be gently woken when the treatment is done.
Patients should not drive for the next day after being under oral-conscious sedation, so our dentists advise that every patient plan for a reliable person to get them home following their procedure. Although the patient generally stays awake during the treatment, the sedation causes temporary memory loss. Oral-conscious sedation is generally dependable, although certain patients will get short-term stomach trouble. Any uncommon side effects or continuing discomfort should be told to our dentists at DentalWorks - Winston Salem as soon as possible.
Based on the patient’s dental insurance policy, a portion or all of the expense of oral-conscious sedation will be included. DentalWorks - Winston Salem will talk to the patient’s dental insurance provider before the service to estimate their insurance coverage and expenses. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Winston Salem take several methods of payment and we will help connect patients to financing options.
Plan Your Procedure
Learn Your Sedation Options
If you are scheduled to have a long or invasive service at DentalWorks - Winston Salem or if you have been skipping your annual dental examination and twice yearly professional cleaning because of worries, oral-conscious sedation or another sedation choice may help you to feel calm and comfortable for your appointment at DentalWorks - Winston Salem. To find out more info, come to a consultation with our dentists and discover more regarding sedation choices, like oral-conscious sedation.