Sedation Dentistry in Manassas, VA

Is anxiety stopping you from having regular dental check-ups?

sedation-dentistry-in-manassasAnxiety, fear, or stress should never keep you from receiving the dental care you need. At Manassas Smiles, our goal is to provide professional dental care near Manassas, VA, in a professional and relaxing setting. Our sedation dentistry options allow you to choose exactly the level of safe and easy sedation that is right for you so you can enjoy greater comfort every time you visit our dental clinic, whether you need a checkup and cleaning, tooth extraction, tooth filling, or emergency dental care.

Relax as your experience Sedation Dentistry in our comfortable Manassas office.

We Ensure You Are Comfortable During Our Dental Services

Dental work is not always comfortable and many people avoid going to the dentist out of fear of having to undergo painful treatments. However, we at Manassas Smiles offer sedation dentistry. By using sedation dentistry, we can ensure anxious or young patients remain calm during their dental procedures.

Major Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is a safe, reliable, and relaxing solution if you or any member of your family feels nervous about receiving dental treatment. You can opt for dental sedation during any procedure, from your biannual checkup and cleaning to receiving a tooth filling, root canal, or cosmetic dentistry procedure.

  1. Sedation dentistry makes it easy and comfortable for everyone to receive the general dental care they need for healthy teeth and gums. Avoiding dental checkups and cleanings can put your dental health in jeopardy; sedation allows you to enjoy a beautiful smile, even if you have put off dental care in the past because of fear or anxiety.
  2. If you need several dental treatments or a deep cleaning, sedation dentistry allows your dentist to complete multiple or lengthy procedures in less time so you can receive the complete dental care you need in a single visit. Opting for dental sedation will also let you relax or sleep during dental work and make the time pass more quickly.
  3. Sedation dentistry not only promotes relaxation, it prevents discomfort and even reduces or eliminates your memories of receiving dental treatment. If you are worried about feeling pain or simply don’t like the experience of sitting in the dental chair, sedation dentistry could be an ideal solution.

What is Sedation Dentistry

We offer various forms of sedation, commonly known as sleep dentistry, because of the relaxed feeling you will feel as we help with your dental needs.

Nitrous oxide or "laughing gas" is one of the safest and widely used forms of sedation available. Patients often speak of reduced stress and anxiety allowing the patient to be more relaxed and their dental procedures to be completed with ease.

Conscious Sedation combines laughing gas and anti-anxiety medication. Valium is usually taken by the patient before bedtime the evening prior to your appointment. Upon arriving at the office and before your scheduled appointment time, the dentist will then provide the patient with additional medications and administer the laughing gas.

IV Sedation is administered through the vein and provides a higher level of sedation. As a result of this increased sedation level, patients with severe anxiety and or a phobia of dentists can be treated successfully. This also allows for longer appointments to complete as much treatment as possible and minimizes the number of visits needed. As with conscious sedation, IV sedation requires that you have someone to take you home after your visit.

When Is Sedation Dentistry the Right Choice?

Sedation dentistry ranges from mild medications to help patients relax to general anesthesia for more involved or lengthy procedures.

  • Very mild sedation may be a good choice for nervous, anxious, and even overactive children. Visiting the dentist can be a frightening or overstimulating experience; mild sedation will allow your child to establish a healthy relationship with his dentist and with regular dental care for lifelong benefits.
  • Any time you are feeling anxious or having difficulty feeling relaxed about a dental appointment, it’s the right time to consider sedation dentistry. You and your dental care team will work together to find the right level of sedation for your unique needs during each visit, regardless of your experiences in the past.

Every type of sedation dentistry we offer at our office is completely safe and have minor, if any, side effects. No matter what kind of sedation dentistry we administer during your appointment, you can enjoy a pain-free, relaxed visit!

If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry and if it is right for you, please call us at (703) 335-1020.

Free evaluations for IV sedation are available!

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  • Sedation Dentistry Offered
  • Quality, Personalized Attention
  • Same Day Emergencies Welcomed