FAQs About Sedation Dentistry
If you have recently discovered about sedation dentistry, then here are a few frequently asked questions regarding it:
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedative medicines to alleviate mild to severe anxiety and keep patients comfortable throughout lengthy dental procedures.
It is ideal for people with a deep-rooted phobia of visiting the dentist; such that it may result in severe anxiety or panic attacks. People afraid of needles, overly concerned about pain, scheduled for long dental treatments, having difficulty with sitting still for an extended time, having poor gag reflex, prone to highly sensitive gums and teeth, who face difficulty in becoming numb from anaesthesia, or who become nauseous by the smell of a dental clinic will also benefit from the treatment.
How safe is sedation dentistry?
In general, it is completely safe. As you might think, there is always some risk involved, and the specific dangers vary depending on the level of sedation you choose. The hazards of deeper sedation are the same as with any general anaesthetic. It is significant to remember that a sedation dentist is qualified in the field, and being in their supervision, your risks are quite low.
How much does sedation dentistry cost?
Insurance coverage, location, and the dental team you choose all influence the cost of sedation dentistry. The cost can range from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars, depending on the type of sedation employed.
The cost of light sedation with oral sedatives or using nitrous oxide sedation ranges from $200 to $300.
Will the patient feel pain during a sedation dentistry treatment?
The majority of patients experience no discomfort throughout their sedation dental care and report feeling remarkably wonderful afterwards. When and where it is generally indicated, you will always receive a local anaesthetic for numbing during treatments.
During this dentistry, you will get just enough sedation to feel entirely calm during treatment. Your level of relaxation and comfort will be constantly checked.
Will patients be able to remember what happened during their treatments?
It is unlikely for patients getting sedation dental care to remember much about their treatments. In fact, some patients fall asleep throughout the procedure. You may remember part of what happened during your treatment if you undergo inhalation conscious sedation, but your recall will be hazy or fragmented.
Does insurance cover sedation dental care?
Your dental insurance provider may cover some of the cost of your dental care. However, rarely, sedation is also covered.
Your dental care provider can help you review your benefits plan and may offer certain payment options so you can receive the required dental care without hassle. You can also contact your dental insurance company to confirm their policy regarding sedation dentistry.
Randall Dentistry offers sedation dental care in Dallas, Texas. We ensure that our patients are fully aware of how they will receive treatments and are comfortable during the dental procedures. To learn more or book your appointment, please call or visit us.