General, Cosmetic, and TMJ Dentists Serving Arlington, South Riding, and Nearby Areas of Northern Virginia
If you suffer from dental fear and anxiety, every dental appointment can be an uncomfortable experience. Even worse, you may be postponing the treatment you urgently need. Avoiding necessary dental procedures can lead to serious oral health issues and more extensive, expensive and possibly more painful treatments in the future. Sedation dentistry is a safe and easy way to help you relax during your dental treatment and get the help you need.
Types Of Sedation Dentistry We Offer
At Arlington Dental Aesthetics and South Riding Smiles, we want to help you get the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve in a safe and comfortable environment. If you suffer from a fear of the dentist, we offer a variety of sedation options to help calm your nerves and ease your anxiety:
- Oral Sedation: For oral conscious sedation, we will provide you with a pill to take shortly before your procedure which will place you in a relaxed, semi-conscious state. You will remain awake and calm during the procedure, but you will most likely have no recollection of the procedure once it is complete.
- Nitrous oxide: Commonly known as laughing gas, the nitrous oxide used to make your dental visit more comfortable is actually a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. During this process, you breath the gas through a mask placed over your nose and feel the soothing effect very quickly. Nitrous oxide allows you to remain calm and relaxed during your treatment while still being able to remain conscious and aware. Once the mask is removed and you are no longer inhaling the gas, the effects of nitrous oxide will wear off quickly.
- IV Sedation: This type of sedation is usually reserved for more complicated procedures or for patients who are undergoing multiple procedures simultaneously. By gently inserting an IV into your arm, our experienced sedation dentists can place you into a mild or moderate state of relaxation. You will be awake and relaxed. During IV sedation, you will be monitored closely at all times to ensure optimum levels of safety.
Is There A Sedation Dentist Near Me?
If you live in the Arlington or South Riding areas of Virginia, our sedation dentists can help calm your nerves and provide you with the safe, comfortable and exceptional quality of dental care you deserve. To contact Arlington Dental Aesthetics, please call 703-214-3183 to schedule a visit. To book an appointment at South Riding Smiles, call 703-214-3185.