Sedation Dentistry in Great Falls, VA
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Why am I afraid to go to the dentist?
Whether you have had a bad prior dental experience, or you’re sensitive to dental treatment, being scared to go to the dentist is very common. Fortunately, using sedation dentistry, Dr. Dahman can help you relax, overcome anxiety and even block sensations of pain during your dental treatment. If you feel like your best option is to put off your dental care, we can help you feel less anxious about your next dental appointment.
Would sedation dentistry help me?
Does the thought of getting into the dental chair paralyze you with fear and dread? If so, a mild sedative may be a good choice for you. That’s because if you’re starting your appointment with some level of fear, you are likely to also be more hypersensitive to every sensation. Sedation will making you comfortable. Being relaxed at your dental appointment will help you be less sensitive to pain.
Can anyone request to be sedated at the dentist?
Before you’re approved for sedation, Dr. Dahman will have a thorough consultation and review your complete health history, and medications to make sure you are a candidate to be safely sedated for you dental treatment.
What can I expect when I’m sedated?
Expect to feel relaxed. You will need to arrange for a ride to and from your appointment. Since some sedatives take bit longer to wear off, it’s possible you may not remember much from your appointment. When the medication wears off, many patients say they feel as though they have just woken from a great nap.
What kind sedation will I get from the dentist?
We have three different types of sedation medications available. The type chosen will depend on your medical history and the type of dental treatment you are scheduled for.
- Oral sedation: If you are afraid of needles, this type of sedation may be the perfect option for you! This sedative is a small pill you will swallowed or let dissolve under your tongue. You’ll likely feel the effects of oral sedation within minutes.
- Inhalation conscious sedation: More commonly known as nitrous oxide or laughing gas, this method of sedation is breathed through your nose during treatment. Nitrous oxide is a great anti-anxiety medication. With nitrous oxide, you’ll be able to relax.
- IV conscious sedation: As the name implies, IV conscious sedation is administered through IV and is is usually reserved for major dental procedures.
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