Dr. Meghan Darby
A Great Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Sedation Dentistry

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At Flint River Dental, we love hearing your questions! It means that you're invested in learning everything you need to know to make informed decisions about your dental care, and we're happy to help! Every time you ask a question it also helps us learn what your concerns are and what's important to you.

We've gathered a few of the questions our patients ask most often. But if you don't find the answer you're looking for, please don't hesitate to give us a call. We're here to help!

Sedation Dentistry

We understand the impact that insurance and finances can have on the decisions you make about your family's oral health care. At Flint River Dental, we will work with you to make sure you get the maximum benefits to which you're entitled.

We are currently in network with the following plans, but we are happy to file all insurance claims as a courtesy to our patients.


Blue Cross/Blue Shield Alabama





If you have any questions or don't see your insurance listed here, please feel free to give us a call!


Dental anxiety is very common and affects millions of people. The team at Flint River Dental is sensitive to your concerns, and we’ve helped hundreds of patients overcome their fears.

Our first priority is your complete comfort. We know that if you always feel comfortable with us, you’re more likely to keep up with routine dental visits. And those visits are essential if you want to minimize your risk for developing complicated dental problems.

We’re pleased to offer very effective sedation options to allow you to get the important treatments you need. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is very mild and will put you in a relaxed and dreamy state. The advantage of using nitrous is that there are no lingering effects. You can have your treatment done and then go on with your busy day.

If you’d like a little more help relaxing, we offer oral sedation. In this case, Dr. Darby would prescribe a sedative for you to take before you get to our office. When you arrive for your procedure, you will already feel more calm and relaxed. Dr. Darby will give you additional medication when you arrive, and you will be closely monitored throughout your appointment. Just remember that you will need a driver to get you safely to and from our office.

Please give us a call if you’d like to learn more about our comfortable sedation options.

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