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Sedation Dentistry for Dental Anxiety and Phobias

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Does dental anxiety make it difficult for you to keep up with your regular dental appointments?

At Nova Dental Anesthesia, we use sedation dentistry to calm our patients while we care for their beautiful smiles. Sedation dentistry allows us to do our work while you sleep, removing the potential for vulnerable and uncomfortable situations.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry covers a variety of techniques, using a combination of medications and gases to allow patients to be more relaxed in the dental chair. Our in-house dental anesthesiologist administers different levels of sedation, depending on your needs.

What are Nova Dental Anesthesia’s sedation dentistry options?

Our practice offers a wide array of sedation options, including oral sedation, nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and general anesthesia.

  • Oral sedation provides a sense of calm before and during the dental procedure.
  • Nitrous oxide, also referred to as “laughing gas,” provides mild amnesia, and for some patients, even sleep during the procedure.
  • IV Sedation is also referred to as “twilight sedation” because patients drift in and out of sleep with no memory of the procedure.
  • General anesthesia provides a deeper level of sleep when other sedation options are not enough.

Am I a candidate for sedation dentistry?

Most of our patients are candidates for sedation dentistry because it is used not only for those who have dental phobias, but also for those receiving extensive dental treatments, having trouble getting numb, or suffering from a severe gag reflex. We encourage you to schedule a free sedation consultation with our in-house dental anesthesiologist to determine if sedation dentistry is right for you. Once we’ve considered your medical and sedation history and the proposed dental treatment, we can together decide which option would be best for you.

Bring Us Your Questions About Sedation Dentistry

Your days of staying away from the dentist’s office because of dental anxiety or fear are over. With our practice’s sedation dentistry options, you can be comfortable and relaxed while we take care of your teeth and gums. If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, just give us a call, and we will be glad to answer them.

Take control of your oral health, and don’t let dental anxiety, phobia, or bad experiences get in the way!

We want every patient to feel comfortable in our practice! Contact us today NOVA Dental Anesthesia Phone Number 703-672-6919

Disclaimer: The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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