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If the thought of going to the dentist fills you with panic and dread, you may have dental anxiety. Fortunately, sedation dentistry in our Johns Creek office may help alleviate your dental anxiety, and you can restore your good dental health while maintaining your good mental health. Some people have a severe gag reflex that makes the dentist’s admonition to “open wide” become a Herculean feat. If any of this sounds like you, then call our dental office in Johns Creek at (678) 274-6976 and let us help you. We offer a variety of sleep dentistry options that can help you receive the dental treatment you need.
What Is Meant By Sedation Dentistry?
Dental sedation uses various types of medication to help patients relax during their dental procedure. It’s frequently referred to as sleep dentistry, but most of the options don’t put you to sleep. Instead, you’ll be somewhat groggy and very relaxed. Dental sedation can be used for a variety of treatments including tooth cleanings and more invasive treatments. If you have additional questions about dental sedation, call our Johns Creek office at (678) 274-6976 and we’ll be happy to answer them.
What’s the Cost of Dental Sedation?
Your sedation dentistry cost will depend on any sedation dentistry insurance you have, the type of procedure you have done, and a few other options. Most of our sleep dentistry options are very affordable, but we have financing plans available. Call our Johns Creek office at (678) 274-6976 and we’ll answer your questions about your sedation dentistry cost and your payment options. We can schedule an appointment for you to get you back on track to good dental health, so call us today.
Should I Use Dental Sedation?
If you are anxious about having dental treatments done, then dental sedation might help you. You can relax while you receive the dental treatment you need, so you can regain good oral health, which is very important. If you have more questions, call us at (678) 274-6976 and we’ll be happy to help you.
What Methods of Sedation Dentistry Do You Offer?
Our Johns Creek office offers several options for dental sedation, including:
IV Sedation dentistry
If you opt for IV sedation dentistry, you’ll receive an IV in one of your veins and your dentist will monitor the amount of sedative you receive. This is the quickest method of sedation, but may not work for those who have an aversion to an IV.
Oral sedation dentistry
Oral sedation dentistry is the most commonly requested, and it involves taking a pill, such as Halcion, which will make you drowsy. Most patients will remain awake but occasionally someone will fall asleep with this method.
Inhaled minimal sedation
This procedure involves inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” through a mask. The nitrous causes you to relax, and your dentist can regulate the amount that you receive.
Deep sedation dentistry
This type of sedation causes you to fall into a deep sleep, and you won’t wake up until the sedative wears off or you’re given counteractive medication.
If you have questions on any of these types of sedation dentistry, call us at (678) 274-6976 and we’ll be happy to answer them. Whether you prefer oral sedation, IV sedation or another type of sedation for dental treatment, we can help.
Do the Benefits of Dental Sedation Outweigh the Risk?
The primary benefit of dental sedation is that it ensures that you receive the dental treatments necessary to maintain your good oral health while you don’t become stressed out or overly anxious. Another benefit is pain relief, and if you have an active gag reflex, it may alleviate that also. If you need more information about the benefits of our sedation dentistry in Johns Creek, then call our office at (678) 274-6976 and we’ll help you.
Does Insurance Cover IV Sedation Dentistry?
Some patients have dental sedation insurance coverage, but if you don’t, your insurance may still cover your sedation for dental treatment. Most carriers will cover sedation if it’s deemed medically necessary, but your insurance provider will be the source of your best answer to that question. Call our office at (678) 274-6976 before you speak to your provider and we can help you.
How Long Does Dental Sedation Last?
The effects of the sedation you received for your dental treatment will vary and will be determined by several factors. The type of sedation administered, the extent to which you were drowsy or asleep, and your own physiology. It’s advisable to arrange for transportation to and from your sleep dentistry appointment just in case. If you need additional information or if you want to schedule an appointment, call our Johns Creek office at (678) 274-6976 and we can help you. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you with your dental needs, so call us today.