Dental Sedation Options

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Dental Sedation Options at Mansfield Oral Surgery

Dental sedation provides a way for those who suffer from dental anxiety to receive the care they need in a much more comfortable manner. We understand that going to the dentist can be very difficult for some, which is why our team at Mansfield Oral Surgery offers patients several options for dental sedation in Mansfield and surrounding cities.

What Are My Options for Sedation for my Oral Surgery?

At Mansfield Oral Surgery, we provide numerous methods of sedation in addition to local anesthesia, which is our standard of care. Our team of experts will work with you to understand your specific needs for your care. They will also go over any relevant medical information to make sure that the dental sedation options we offer are safe for you.

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Nitrous Oxide Sedation, or Minimal Sedation

Commonly known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide has been used for decades as a safe and effective option for dental sedation. Nitrous oxide sedation is a safe choice for both adults and children who experience dental anxiety.
Nitrous oxide sedation involves using a mask to deliver the nitrous oxide to the patient. The patient wears a mask over the nose and takes several deep breaths. It only takes a few moments for it to take effect, and it wears off quickly, meaning you should be able to drive yourself to and from the appointment.
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What is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation is the next level of sedation. The dental process involves the use of medication that is taken orally, typically in the form of a pill. Oral sedation is a heavier sedation compared to nitrous oxide gas, and some patients may find they feel very drowsy throughout their appointment.

Because oral sedation tends to make patients drowsier, it is required to have someone drive you home from your appointment, as it will take longer for the medication to wear off. It is also recommended that you give yourself the remainder of the day to recover.

IV Sedation, or Moderate Sedation

IV sedation, sometimes referred to as conscious or twilight sedation, involves placing an IV line to allow for the quick and efficient delivery of the medication. Patients who choose IV sedation remain responsive but drowsy for the entirety of the procedure.
Most patients sleep through the procedure and have no memory or little memory of the treatment. Your vital signs will be closely monitored throughout the appointment to ensure your safety.
IV sedation also requires that you have nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to the procedure, have a driver bring you to the appointment, stay throughout treatment, and drive you home. You will also need to plan for rest for the remainder of the day to allow the medication to wear off. Your candidacy for IV sedation can be assessed at the consultation appointment.

How Much Does Dental Sedation Cost?

The cost of your dental sedation will primarily depend on the type of sedation method that you and your provider determine is best for you, as well as the estimated time of treatment. Our team will discuss your treatment and sedation options with you on the day of your consultation and provide you with your personalized plan of care and payment options.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Dental sedation can make a world of difference for your oral surgery experience. No one is thrilled by the idea of surgery, but sedation can make it a more pleasant experience. To find out which is the best option for you, please contact Mansfield Oral Surgery at 817-225-3223 and schedule an appointment for your dental surgery and sedation in Mansfield and surrounding cities.
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Mansfield Oral Surgery pre-sedation instructions infographic explaining the few steps patients should take before their appointment that may require IV Sedation

Pre-Sedation Instructions at Mansfield Oral Surgery

  • Do not eat or drink 8 hours prior to your scheduled appointment this includes water
  • A responsible adult, over the age of 18, must escort you both to and from the office as well as staying during the duration of the procedure
  • For minors, a legal parent or guardian must be your escort
  • Wear comfortable clothing that allows access to both your arms. Do not wear long sleeve shirts
  • Discuss with the doctor medications that you are taking daily and if they can be taken the day of your appointment

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Outstanding care starts with an outstanding team. At Mansfield oral surgery, we are a team of true experts in dentistry and oral surgery that prides itself on meticulous attention to detail, quality work and customer service. We are grateful for the opportunity to take care of your needs. Therefore, our commitment to you is to provide the highest level of service and exceptional care.

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We are dedicated to taking care of all oral surgery needs in Mansfield TX, Arlington TX and the surrounding areas. At Mansfield Oral Surgery, we have a team of board-certified experts in oral surgery with well over a decade of experience to guide you through the oral surgery process. We look forward to meeting you and becoming a partner in your oral health.
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