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Oral Conscious Sedation – Denver, CO

Sit Back and Relax with Sedation Dentistry

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Are you anxious about an upcoming dental procedure? Whether you have dental-related phobias, or you need an invasive treatment, you have nothing to fear. Your sedation dentist in Denver at Altitude Oral and Facial Surgery can help you sit back and relax with oral conscious sedation. Our team is specially trained to safely administer the medication to ensure a comfortable and worry-free appointment. You will remain calm and at ease while achieving optimal oral health.

What is Oral Conscious Sedation?

Oral conscious sedation is a prescribed medication taken before your procedure. Depending on your exact needs, it can range from mild to moderate sedation to help you relax during your appointment. It is ideal for those who have phobias and anxieties about dental offices or procedures. It can also benefit those who have a strong gag reflex or difficulty laying in one position for too long. Often, your oral surgeon in Denver will recommend it if you need invasive or multiple procedures.

You take the medication about 1 hour before your procedure begins. As it takes effect, you will feel a bit drowsy. You may even fall asleep, but you can be awakened easily and can still respond to your oral surgeon. You will reach a high level of relaxation, and you will not feel any discomfort during your procedure.

Is Oral Conscious Sedation Right for Me?

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Oral conscious sedation is safe when administered by a trained professional like our team at Altitude Oral and Facial Surgery; however, you will need an initial consultation to ensure it is right for you. We review your medical history, medications, and allergies to determine if you qualify for it. If you are a candidate, we create a customized treatment plan.

What Can I Expect?

After your appointment, it can take several hours for the effects of the sedative to dissipate. As a result, you will need a friend or a loved one to drive you home from our office. It is best you avoid driving for at least 24 hours after taking the medication. In some cases, you may experience temporary nausea, but the side effects dissipate quickly. It is common to experience short-term memory loss, so you may not even remember having your procedure.

Will My Insurance Pay for It?

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Many leading dental insurance carriers now cover some or all the cost of oral conscious sedation; however, it is best to review your individual policy. Our office works on your behalf with your insurance carrier to file the necessary claims and paperwork to reduce the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. If there is a remaining balance, we will discuss your payment options.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Do not let your fear of the dental office keep you from achieving a healthy smile. We can help you enjoy your time in our office and get the treatments you need for optimal oral health. Contact our office today to learn more about oral conscious sedation. We look forward to seeing you smile.