Dental Sedation Aftercare - Utah Endodontist
At Greater Endodontics we believe that dental procedures should be painless and worry free. For patients who experience dental anxiety, we offer a wide range of sedation services to ensure a comfortable appointment. Depending on the type of procedure being performed and the amount of anxiety experienced by the patient, different types of sedation will be used. If you are to receive sedation during your appointment, your Utah dental sedation specialist will give you any necessary preparation instructions. There may be a few side effects after the procedure is completed, and the following aftercare instructions are important for the type of sedation you recieve:
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) - The most mild form of sedation, nitrous oxide is typically used during fillings or other mild procedures. After the procedure is complete, you will be given pure oxygen for a few minutes to clear the nitrous oxide from your system and then you are free to go.
Anxiolytics - These medications are taken orally and used to decrease feelings of anxiety. The effects may persist for a few hours after the procedure, so patients should have someone to drive them from the office and plan on resting when they arrive home.
Oral Conscious Sedation and IV Sedation - These are the two deepest forms of sedation and must be administered by a dental sedation specialist. While patients will remain conscious, they will have very little memory of the procedure and will feel tired and groggy for up to 6 hours following the procedure. Patients receiving IV sedation must have an escort and must refrain from any physical activity for the rest of the day.
Costs & Payment plans
In addition to working with most major dental insurance companies, we are priced competitively and believe we have the best service values in the area. We also offer interest-free payment plans for up to 12 months. Simply fill out the Care Credit application HERE.
Insurance we accept
We have developed a working relationship with almost every insurance company, and we are the best in our class. We are a preferred provider for over 20 different insurance companies. Chances are, we are the right fit for you and can meet your insurance needs.