Sedation Dentistry in Great Falls, VA

Fear of the dentist shouldn’t place limits on your dental health. With sedation dentistry, we can take away your anxiety. You’ll feel feel completely during your dental treatment.

Free yourself of dental anxiety. Experience the highest levels of precision dentistry.

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, fear of going to the dentist is very common.

Being scared of going to the dentist is very common. You're not alone. Don't let a previous bad experience or sensitivity to dental treatments hold you back.

With sedation dentistry, Dr. Dahman can help you relax and overcome the anxiety. He can 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.

Some people come to their appointment with some level of fear. This causes people to be more hypersensitive to every sensation. Sedation will make 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 with you. We will review your complete health history and any medications you are taking. That way we can make sure you are a candidate to be safely sedated for your 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. Some sedatives take bit longer to wear off.

It’s also possible you may not remember much from your appointment. When the medication wears off, many patients say they feel as though they have 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. The type will also depend on the dental treatment 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: IV conscious sedation is administered intravenously. It is usually reserved for major dental procedures. 

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