Relax at your Next Dental Visit with Oral Sedation Dentistry near Burke, VA
If the very thought of going to the dentist’s office to have work of any kind done makes you almost sick to your stomach and fills you with dread, know that you’re not alone. We understand that some patients actually avoid getting treatments they need because their anxiety is so great that it’s overwhelming. That’s why we offer oral sedation dentistry near Burke, VA.
There are a variety of sedation options available, but oral sedation dentistry is quite common near Burke, VA. In a nutshell, it works like this: About an hour before your procedure is scheduled to begin, we’ll give you a pill to help you relax. In addition to that, we’ll apply a local anesthetic to the area we’ll be working on as an added step to help minimize your discomfort.
Those things, combined with the comfort of all our treatment rooms, including TVs, headphones, and a blanket if you want one are all designed to put you at ease while we perform the necessary work.
The simple truth is that nobody really enjoys a trip to the dentist, but there are steps we can take that will help you get through it, and we’re happy to do that. Our main goal is to help make sure that you have excellent oral health, and ultimately get the smile you’ve always dreamed of having.
It should be noted that oral sedation dentistry near Burke, VA isn’t for everyone. There could be complications if you’re overweight or suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. If you take other medications, then the oral sedative could interact with the medicine you’re taking and produce unwanted side effects.
In those cases, there are other options available.
You’ve almost certainly heard of “laughing gas.” Its formal name is nitrous oxide, and it has several advantages over oral sedation, including the fact that it works more quickly, can be adjusted on the fly if, and as needed, and is the only form of sedation dentistry where you may be able to drive yourself home afterwards, making it a highly attractive option. After all, scheduling a second person to drive you home afterward can complicate things for you.
In cases where the procedure you need will take a long time to complete and is invasive, a stronger sedation technique may be needed (Moderate IV sedation or general anesthesia).
Whatever the case, we’ve got you covered. Don’t let fear of the dentist’s chair keep you from having needed work performed. We’ll be happy to work with you to make sure you’re as comfortable as we can make you. We accept a wide range of insurance, and even if yours isn’t one of the companies we work with, we can get you enrolled in our Platinum Membership program, which can offer you significant savings. Give us a call when you’re ready to get started!