About Oral-Conscious Sedation
At DentalWorks - Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, our dentists provide oral-conscious sedation to patients during complex services or for patients who suffer from anxiety about visiting the dentist. Oral-conscious sedation is administered as a tablet approximately 60 minutes prior to the appointment. The tablet can be made for a light or moderate sedation level, to fit the patient’s needs and the service being performed. Mild sedation will make the patient seem hazy, although they do not typically fall asleep. Moderate sedation is chosen during longer services to make the patient feel comfortable and the patient may fall into a light sleep. Even though other sedation options can be changed during the service, the concentration of oral-conscious sedation can’t be changed.
"A trip to the dentist can be a scary thing, causing anxiety coupled with the fear of pain. I've been to Dr. Smith, with Dental Works several times now, and I felt I should comment to my experience. I had two fillings this last time, and he could sense my nervousness. He was able to numb the area well, and then completed the work as swiftly as I could of ever imagined anyone doing so. Literally, within minutes, he had finished, and was ready to begin the filing. I can't thank him enough for completing the work so fast, and within hours, I could tell he had alleviated the pain I was having, and they look great. I would reccomend him to anyone who dreads going to the dentist as much as I do! LNE"- L.E. / Yelp / Dec 28, 2017
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"I was really nervous to find a dentist being in a new area. I called around and read reviews. When I spoke to Wendy my mind was made up. So went in today and was greeted warmly. The staff is all amazingly nice and caring. Susan took me back and never left my side for long which really helped me calm down. The doctor was so concerned and took time to help me decide on process to do. Going to have my family come here as well. Never have I been treated with such care and not rushed. If you are like me and a mess around dentists please do not wait. This is the best choice around. I will not neglect my teeth any more."- A.P. / Yelp / Nov 16, 2017
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What to Expect
Our dentists will talk with the patient to completely discuss their medications, medical history, and allergies to determine 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 about 60 minutes before their service. The patient will not be able to drive to or from their treatment, since the patient will be conscious, but in a relaxed state. During the service, the patient will be conscious enough to hear our dentists and to follow any directives. Some patients can fall asleep during the service, however they can be easily waked when the treatment is done.
Patients aren't allowed drive for at least 24 hours after being under oral-conscious sedation, so our dentists advise that each patient plan for a responsible adult to get them home after their appointment. While the patient generally remains conscious during the treatment, the sedation often causes short-term memory loss. Oral-conscious sedation is on the whole dependable, although certain patients will get temporary nausea. Any uncommon side effects or continuing pain should be reported to our dentists at DentalWorks - Wilmington as soon as possible.
Depending on the patient’s insurance policy, a portion or all of the cost of oral-conscious sedation will be included. DentalWorks - Wilmington will talk to the patient’s insurance company before the service to estimate their coverage and personal cost. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Wilmington accept many methods of payment and we can connect patients to medical financing plans.
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If you are scheduled to have a long or invasive service at DentalWorks - Wilmington or if you miss your regular dental examination and bi-annual professional cleaning because of worries, oral-conscious sedation or other sedation choice may help you to feel relaxed and comfortable for your visit to DentalWorks - Wilmington. To find out more information, come to a consultation with our dentists and learn more about sedation options, like oral-conscious sedation.