When was the last time you visited the dentist? Does fear or anxiety keep you from going every six months? Do you avoid going to the dentist until you are in pain?
You are not alone. Dental phobia affects millions of Americans and sometimes keeps them from getting the treatment they need, creating a vicious cycle that causes dental pain and more fear. The good news is your sedation dentist in Vienna, VA offers solutions that can make visiting the dental office regularly comfortable and stress-free.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is delivered comfortably through a small mask that you wear during your procedure. It provides relaxation and even produces feelings of euphoria for some patients. Nitrous is safe for use during most types of procedures, and since it leaves your body when the mask is removed, it is also safe for you to drive home and continue with your normal activities.
If you need more profound relaxation, oral sedation may be the solution to provide the relief you seek to remain comfortable. During oral sedation, you will take a pill prescribed by your Vienna dentist one hour before your treatment. While you will still be responsive, you will also be profoundly relaxed and maybe even feel as if you were sleeping. The medication also provides an amnesic effect, so it's likely you won't remember much of your procedure.
Oral sedation can be an ideal solution for patients suffering from these issues:
- Physical or mental special needs
- Severe dental phobia
- Time constraints - You can often complete multiple or complicated treatment procedure during one visit with oral sedation
- An over-active gag reflex
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If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry and how we can help you, your team at Tysons Dentistry is eager to meet you! Contact our Vienna, VA dental office today for more information.