About Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry has many uses. It can be used to relieve dental anxiety and dental fear. Sedation dentistry is also great for patients who have a hard time sitting still at the dentist due to medical conditions. We aim to keep our patients as comfortable as possible throughout all of their procedures. When patients suffer from dental anxiety or fear of the dentist, their dental health ends up suffering. At Cardinal Park Family Dental Care in Leesburg, we want all of our patients to have a good experience visiting us. It is also important that you have a designated driver available for your sedated dentist appointment. Contact us before your visit if you would like to try sedation dentistry.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
- Feel Relaxed During Your Procedure. You will leave the office feeling relaxed with a healthy smile.
- No Wasted Time. There will be no time wasted because your procedures can be done in one visit. Patients are also easier to work on when they are sedated.
- Pain Free Experience. Your procedures will always be pain-free but sedation dentistry helps ensure that.
Oral Conscious Sedation
With oral conscious sedation, we will provide our patient with a small pill to take an hour before the appointment. The pill will help the patient become very relaxed for the procedure. The pill won’t make the patient fall asleep.
General Anesthesia: The Wand®
The Wand® is a computer controlled injection system that provides painless anesthesia. The Wand is great for patients who have a phobia of needles because it gives the patient a regulated flow of anesthetic with a low pressure. The anesthetic is directed at individual teeth so you do not have to worry about your lips, tongue, or cheeks becoming numb. This is a great use for children because of its pain free aspect. Your child will never have to be afraid of the dentist.
IV sedation is administered by an anesthesiologist who will monitor you during the procedure. This type of sedation will make you feel relaxed and dull your senses. IV sedation releases the sedation drug at a constant drip throughout your procedure so you do not have to worry about it wearing off. It is common that you do not remember the procedure. Since the sedative is given to you directly into your vein, it will take effect almost immediately.
If you suffer from dental anxiety or fear of the dentist, you can benefit from sedation dentistry. Your dentist will suggest the best option for you. Contact our office in Leesburg in the Loudoun County area by calling 703-779-2296 or by filling out our online contact form. Never put off a dentist appointment again!