Sedation Dentistry in West Palm Beach, FL
Locations in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Dental procedures such as the ones offered here at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can be performed very comfortably, thanks to the various types of sedation dentistry that are available for patients in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and other nearby areas in Florida.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry involves using medication to help relax you and/or eliminate discomfort during a procedure. It is performed not only to deaden nerves, but also to ease some of the anxiety experienced by individuals who suffer from a dental phobia.
The types of sedation we offer include:
- Local anesthesia-This involves administering an injection into one or more areas of the mouth to numb the area being worked on.
- Intravenous or twilight anesthesia-Allows you to remain on the edge of consciousness so that you are fully relaxed, yet not quite asleep. Most patients who undergo twilight anesthesia are completely unaware of their procedure.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry ensures your maximum comfort while our surgeons do their work. For our patients who are anxious about seeing the dentist, this allows them to obtain the procedures they need without worry.
What is the Procedure for Sedation Dentistry?
Each type of sedation is administered differently. The exact procedure will be explained to you in greater detail just before application.
Preparing for Sedation Dentistry
Most types of sedation do not require any advance preparation. However, if you are undergoing twilight anesthesia, we may recommend you stop smoking as far in advance as possible, and that you refrain from eating or drinking anything for up to 6 hours prior to your appointment. This includes water. If you have to take oral medication within this window, then take the medicine as per normal with the smallest amount of water which allows the pills to be swallowed.
Recovery from Sedation Dentistry
Your mouth may feel numb following local anesthesia, but this should not affect your ability to drive home. Following IV anesthesia, you may be very groggy, and should not operate a motor vehicle or heavy machinery for 24 hours afterwards.
How much Does Sedation Dentistry Cost in Jupiter?
Our benefits coordinator will serve as a liaison between you and your insurance company to determine what if any benefits are available, as well as what your copay and deductible amounts are. Once we have determined your out-of-pocket costs, we will then discuss our many payment options, which include cash, personal check, and major credit cards.
Many of our patients are also able to afford treatment by applying for CareCredit® financing. CareCredit® is in itself a credit card that can be used at leading healthcare providers such as dentists, optometrists, and general practitioners. This makes it a great option if you are considering treatment from more than one provider. Even those with less-than-perfect credit scores are often approved for CareCredit® and are able to obtain payment plans they can easily fit into their monthly budget.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
We will discuss your personal and family health history in great detail with you during your consultation. The reason for this is simply to ensure your safety during each and every procedure. While the majority of our patients can undergo IV anesthesia with no problems, occasionally someone will have an underlying condition that may cause potential complications. In these instances, we look for an alternative method of anesthesia that will provide the same type of relief with fewer side effects.
The various types of sedation dentistry we offer provide many benefits to our patients in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and other nearby cities in Florida. Please contact us here at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today to find out more.