About IV Sedation
MINT dentistry wants to make sure you feel completely relaxed and comfortable during your visits. MINT dentistry in Shenandoah, TX is pleased to offer intravenous (IV) sedation for patients getting oral surgery. IV sedation is is typically only used during longer or more invasive procedures, such as wisdom tooth extractions and the placement of dental implants. This sedation dentistry method uses anti-anxiety medication, delivered directly into your vein. The medication, administered by a board-certified dentist, can help keep you calm and relaxed during oral surgery. While you will remain awake during the procedure, the relaxation may make you feel like you were sleeping. The levels of medication administered will be closely watched all throughout your treatment to ensure you are comfortable as well as safe. If you need IV sedation for oral surgery, we will discuss the process during your treatment planning session.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is reserved for patients getting oral surgery. To make sure you can safely receive IV sedation, your dentist will review your current medication, health conditions, and medical history. Your dentist will also explain other sedation techniques we offer before deciding on your best treatment plan. MINT dentistry is committed to helping you achieve the sexy teeth you desire while making sure you feel comfortable and safe.
"The experience here was amazing down to the checking in process to savannah walking me through all the set up and making me fee very welcomed...Alana my hygienist was Amazing!! She took excellent care of me and made she I was comfortable the entire time and gave me great advice for after care would recommend mint dentistry to everyone!!"- K.R. / Google / Mar 12, 2021
"The staff is very professional with excellent chair side manners."- A.A. / Google / Mar 10, 2021
"I've been coming here for a couple years. I will NOT go anywhere else. The staff here are all so friendly, inviting, and always accommodating to your needs. On top of having great interpersonal skills, the doctor, hygienists, assistants, all have amazing work ethics and preform expertly while also taking into consideration and holding at high priority, your comfort level. And above all, they genuinely care. As for the facility itself, it's not your typical dentist office. You dont feel so much that you're sitting in a bland, emotionless doctor's office. The lobby accommodates with free tablets to use, magazines, comfortable furniture, free sunglasses to protect from the lights/splashing water, they even offer free bottled water. The 'office' where you're seated for your procedure is always clean and inviting. They provide you with headphones to listen to music and watch movies (headphones not required) and will even put on youtube if you'd rather. I definitely recommend MINT to anyone, especially those who may fear going to the dentist. MINT is definitely 100% a whole new experience that is far better than any I've had in the past."- J.H. / Google / Mar 04, 2021
"Mint is incredible! From the moment you walk in, you are warmly welcomed. They offered us water and lead us through the check in process. My 6yo and I had appointments one after the other. The entire staff was so kind, patient, and encouraging to him. They put on a movie for him while they did his dental work. He has sensory processing issues and were very flexible to find ways to help him through the process. The chairs also give a massage so that helped him feel comfortable. I was also satisfied by the overall experience. The only reason I took off one star was for the timing of our appointments. I have a feeling it was just a busy evening for the office, but we were there from 245-6 pm. And all we had done were xrays, pictures, deep cleaning and I got my permanent retainers out... which took maybe 15 minutes. I will definitely be returning! I’m super thankful for Jasmine, Alana and Olivia who all helped us as well as the lovely ladies at the front desk. The doctor was very good at explaining everything in detail and reassuring us that all will be well. Overall an incredible experience! Also, my husband had two fillings when they went with our daughter and he said it was the most pleasant filling experience he had ever had."- K.R. / Google / Mar 02, 2021
"The people that work here are just simply put great. Highly recommend this place to any one looking for a dentist."- O.S. / Google / Feb 05, 2021
What to Expect
To begin your visit, we will invite you to relax in a massaging treatment chair in one of our well-equipped procedure rooms. Our team will provide you with a pair of stylish MINT dentistry sunglasses and Beats headphones. Once you're ready, we will insert a small needle in your arm and the anti-anxiety medicine will be administered. You will begin to feel relaxed quickly. When the sedation is in full effect, your team will start to perform your oral surgery. Once the procedure is finished, the IV will be removed and you should begin to wake up.
You should not drive for at least 24 hours following IV sedation. You should plan to have a responsible adult take you home. We suggest that for the rest of the day you rest and drink lots of water, as most patients feel sleepy the remainder of the day. In some cases, you could become nauseous or experience memory loss. Do not be alarmed – these side effects are normal and typically fade in a day or two. Adverse reactions after IV sedation are rare, but if your side effects feel unusual or don't go away, you should contact our office right away.
The MINT Commitment
Depending on many factors, IV sedation may be partially covered if you have dental insurance. Before your appointment, we will contact your insurance provider to confirm the benefits of your policy. MINT dentistry also provides financial planning and payment options. MINT dentistry believes that all of your appointments at our office to improve your smile should be a positive experience. If you cannot afford sedation, ask a member of our team about the MINT Discount Plan and other ways we can help make your care easier to afford.
Oral surgery Sedation
Visits at MINT dentistry should be an enjoyable, positive experience. Using IV sedation at MINT dentistry, you can experience less anxiety during oral surgery. MINT dentistry is proud to offer intravenous (IV) sedation so you can be comfortable during longer or more invasive procedures. To learn more about IV sedation during oral surgery, contact MINT dentistry in Shenandoah, TX.