If you are anxious or have a strong fear of going to the dentist, you may benefit from learning more about sedation dentistry. Cochran Family Dental of Ashburn, Virginia offers various kinds of sedation to keep you comfortable and relaxed during dental care and procedures. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about sedation dentistry.
There are several types of dental sedation available, and a type is chosen based upon how sedated you and your dentist feel you need to be for a given type of care. For general dental care like exams and fillings, an oral sedative may be all that’s needed. However, for more complex care like tooth extraction, intravenous sedation or inhalation sedation like nitrous oxide or laughing gas, may be given. If a procedure is very complex and lengthy, like oral surgery, general anesthesia may be advised.
In general, sedation dentistry is not covered by many insurances. However, coverage may be available in cases where the sedation may lower the total cost of the treatment, or in cases where it is medically necessary. Cochran Family Dental can help you determine what your insurance plan will cover, and we also offer no-interest payment plans for your convenience.
The most common procedures that use sedation dentistry are generally the ones that are the most complex or that are considered a form of dental surgery. Examples include tooth extraction and dental implants, which are invasive dental procedures. However, if a patient is very anxious, oral sedation may be given to keep them calm during a procedure. Cochran Family Dental of Ashburn, Virginia will discuss sedation options with you and will accommodate your dental sedation needs.
If you want to learn more about sedation dentistry, call to schedule an appointment with a sedation dentist in Ashburn, Virginia. Cochran Family Dental offers the most modern and effective sedation dentistry and is dedicated to keeping you comfortable and calm during all dental procedures. Call us at 703-771-9034 and let us serve you.