About Oral-Conscious Sedation@headingTag>
At DentalWorks - Easton in Columbus, OH, our dentists provide oral-conscious sedation to patients during certain 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 dental procedure. The tablet can be made for a mild or medium 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 fine-tuned during the service, the concentration of oral-conscious sedation can’t be changed.
"This was my first visit to DentalWorks on 6/17/17. Dr. Tamimi and Whitney were very thorough and informative. The cleaning was done very well, -which wasn't easy with my braces on. The staff at the entrance were very friendly and helpful. Thanks again."- P.D. / Google / Jun 05, 2017
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"Walked in on a Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend for a chipped tooth cause my regular dentist was closed. They were nice enough to see me and smooth the tooth till I could get to my regular dentist. They respected my wishes, did what I asked and didn't try to sell me on any advanced care for the tooth. Awesome customer service!!!!!!"- J.P. / Yelp / May 26, 2017
"New dentist is great and the cleaning was efficient. Nice to get in and out of a dentist appt in a total of 45 minutes."- J.B. / Google / May 22, 2017
"everyone is very friendly and talkative. probably one of the best places i've been :)"- O.S. / Google / May 15, 2017
What to Expect@headingTag>
Our dentists will talk with the patient to completely discuss their allergies, medications, and medical history 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 cannot 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 scheduled procedure. While the patient generally remains conscious during the treatment, the sedation sometimes causes short-term memory loss. Oral-conscious sedation is usually dependable, although certain patients will get temporary nausea. Any uncommon side effects or continuing pain should be reported to our dentists at DentalWorks - Easton 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 - Easton will talk to the patient’s insurance company before the service to estimate their coverage and out-of-pocket cost. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Easton accept many methods of payment and we can connect patients to medical financing plans.
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Learn Your Sedation Options@headingTag>
If you are scheduled to have a long or invasive service at DentalWorks - Easton or if you dodge your regular dental examination and bi-annual professional cleaning because of worries, oral-conscious sedation or other sedation choice may help you to feel comfortable and relaxed for your visit to DentalWorks - Easton. To find out more information, come to a consultation with our dentists and learn more about sedation options, like oral-conscious sedation.