What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation Dentistry is quite basically: the practice of using sedation towards the end of helping those who are nervous, anxious, who have experienced bad past dentistry, or need or want many dental procedures done in one appointment.

  About 90% of the patients who have gone through Sedation Dentistry at our office were given simple oral sedatives. Using oral sedation is a simple, and easy approach to helping a patient get through their dental treatment. Recovery is quick afterwards, so you can usually go about your day without the heavy aftereffects of other forms of sedation. Oral sedation is the usual method of relieving the fear and anxiety of dental treatments.   There are, however even deeper levels of sedation, such as IV and general anesthesia, both of which we can perform at our office, safely and effectively. Those who require IV and general anesthesia are a relatively small percentage, as generally oral sedation is the preferred method. So, if you’re looking for sedation dentistry in Northern VA, we can deliver.   There are, for the most part, two main benefits that we see in the use of Sedation Dentistry: The first is the benefit of helping a patient who is afraid – afraid of dentistry in general, or because of a bad experience they have had in the past, or a trauma they may have experienced when they were a small child. It doesn’t seem to matter how long ago in many instances, as the fear persists and that fear causes individuals to not seek out the dental care they may really need and want. The other benefit is for patients who want many dental procedures or treatments done in a single appointment. Using Sedation Dentistry, one can get done in a single appointment a treatment plan that would otherwise see them coming in 2-3 times. The option of getting a large amount of treatment done while you are under sedation, safely and effectively administered, is very appealing to many people – those that don’t like coming in to see the dentist out of fear and anxiety, or those that simply want to get their treatment finished as soon as possible.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation allows our patients to relax, and have the care they need much more easily.   The first step is for you to come in for a consultation. You would meet the doctor and he will discuss with you the options available, any past experiences you’ve had, as well as the level of fear or anxiety you have towards the dentist and dentistry, and together you would figure out how best to proceed with your treatment and what type of sedation is necessary or wanted.   We want you to feel relaxed, comfortable and happy at the end of your treatment, and Sedation Dentistry can, and has worked to just those ends.   If the fear of dentistry, past bad experiences, or general nervousness about receiving treatment has prevented you from getting the care that you need, come in for a free consultation with the doctor at our warm and welcoming office here in Burke, where you’ll find premium sedation dentistry in Northern VA. Our caring and understanding dentist and staff will work with you to achieve the smile that you deserve. 

Free Sedation With Full Treatment Plan PLUS 15% Off Full Treatment Plan. Only Valid For NP & Cannot Be Combined With Other Offers.