Sedation

DENTISTRY
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MEDICATION TO HELP PATIENTS RELAX

Sleep Dentistry

Patients are usually awake with the exception of those who are under general anesthesia.

Fearful patients no longer have to be afraid of the dentist. Getting the treatment you need, can be done easily and painlessly while you are totally relaxed and comfortable.

Sedation Dentistry refers to the use of pharmacological agents to calm and relax a patient prior to and during a dental appointment. It works by depressing the CNS, specifically conscious awareness. There are 3 degrees of CNS depression: mild, moderate, and deep sedation. Mild sedation will help reduce anxiety but you will be able to respond to both verbal and/or physical stimulation. We offer XANAX or TRIAZOLAM for adults, and MEDAZOLAM for children. With moderate sedation, you are more relaxed and need purposeful stimulation to respond. Our doses stay within the minimal dose. Deep sedation means you will not have signs of consciousness and therefore be unable to respond to stimulation. I.V. sedation falls under deep sedation and this sedation is used for oral surgery with our visiting oral surgeon, Dr. Bell.

With sedation dentistry, time seems to pass very quickly, so hours fell like minutes. It’s a great option if you need a large amount of dental care completed at one time. Oral Sedation enables us to work more efficiently and complete more treatment in fewer visits.

Insurance

POLICIES

Smile Dental Clinic is happy to extend the courtesy of accepting assignment of benefits from most insurance companies for our existing patients. New patients wanting this courtesy extended to them will need to provide their insurance details prior to securing an appointment with us so that we may verify benefits. Predeterminations may be submitted to the insurance company to verify what the insurance company will pay out on a procedure.

Each year, many clients lose out on hundreds of dollars through their dental insurance provider, simply because time has slipped away. We know life gets busy and before you know it, another year has come and gone and you have not seen your dentist. Don’t forget to take advantage of your remaining dental insurance benefits before the end of the year! Call our office today to schedule an appointment at Smile Dental Clinic.

"Assignment of Benefits" is a legally binding agreement between you and your Insurance Company, asking them to send your reimbursement checks directly to your dentist. When our office accepts an assignment of benefits, we often have to wait 4 to 6 weeks for your insurance reimbursement to arrive. We extend assignment benefits to our patients as a courtesy knowing that this service will help with financial obligations. Extending this service means helping you continue your treatment in a prompt manner without heavy out of pocket expenses. Dental offices are not required by any legislation in Cayman to do so, however, we are happy to accept assignment and wait for our reimbursement of services. Please note that we also have the right to revoke this benefit at any time if your insurance company practices certain "Nuisance Behaviours".

For your convenience we also except Visa, MasterCard, Debit Cards, Cash and Checks.