Suffering From Dental Anxiety? Here’s How Sedation Dentistry Can Help

Sedation dentistry is a field of dentistry that uses sedation to help patients relax during dental procedures. The goal of sedation dentistry is to make the dental experience more comfortable for patients who have a fear of the dentist, who have sensitive teeth, or who have other dental issues that make it difficult to sit through a dental procedure.

Sedation dentistry is the best cure for dental anxiety for several reasons.

  • It allows patients to remain calm and relaxed during their dental procedure. This is because sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax. The medication used in sedation dentistry is FDA-approved and has a proven track record of safety, and it helps to reduce a patient’s anxiety and fear.
  • Sedation dentistry allows patients to have a positive dental experience. This is because patients can often sleep through their dental procedure, which means they do not have to experience any pain or discomfort.
  • Sedation dentistry can help to reduce a patient’s gag reflex, which can further improve their experience.

Types of Dental Sedation

Different types of sedation can be used during a dental procedure, and the type of sedation used will be based on the individual patient’s needs. Some of the most common types of sedation used in dentistry include:

  • Nitrous oxide. sometimes called laughing gas, is a type of sedation that is inhaled through a mask during a dental procedure. It is one of the mildest forms of sedation and is often used for children or adults who have a mild fear of the dentist.
  • Oral sedation. Taken in pill form before the dental procedure. It is a moderate form of sedation and is often used for adults who have a medium fear of the dentist or who have sensitive teeth.
  • IV sedation. The strongest type of sedation that is used in dentistry. It is given through an IV in the arm, and it can make patients feel sleepy or even unconscious during the dental procedure. IV sedation is often used for adults who have a severe fear of the dentist or who have very sensitive teeth.

A Dentist You Can Trust

If you are considering sedation dentistry, it is essential to choose a dentist who is experienced in performing the type of sedation that you will be receiving. The dentist should also be able to answer any questions you have about the procedure and the sedation.

Dr. Brian G. Cochran and the team at Cochran Family Dental are the best when it comes to Sedation Dentistry in Leesburg, Ashburn, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, Lansdowne, Sterling, Hamilton, and surrounding Virginia communities.

Dr. Cochran is certified in all types of sedation and will work with you to determine which type is right for you. He has extensive experience in Sedation Dentistry and has been helping patients relax during dental procedures for over 20 years. If you are interested in Sedation Dentistry, please call Cochran Family Dental at 703-771-9034 or email us using the contact form on this page to schedule a consultation.

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