Sedation DentistryAn Overview
If you suffer from anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist, let Manassas Smiles show you the difference compassionate, personalized dentistry can make. Our dental care team is dedicated to creating a welcoming, family-friendly, no-pressure dentist office environment where our patients feel comfortable and calm. We do everything we can to make your experience as pleasant as possible while providing high quality, modern dentistry.
Many patients avoid visiting the dentist due to dental anxiety and skip their six-month check-ups. Avoiding routine dental health exams jeopardizes a patient’s oral health. Oral health concerns can progress when left untreated leading to more advanced dental health issues. Do not let dental anxiety and fear keep you from maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Anytime you feel anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist, contact our team at Manassas Smiles. We can personalize your sedation treatment to meet your needs.
They're very understanding with the fact that I have anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist. They're very patient, they always ask to make sure I'm fine and if this hurts to much or whatever, so they're very attentive to my needs and making sure I'm as comfortable…Sheila F.
One of the best experiences I've had in a dental office. Very professional and courteous. Most have issues going to dentists out of fear but this office and the staff put my mind right at ease!Whitney S.
Every employee at Manassas Smiles is incredibly warm and welcoming. Every time I entered the building I was greeted by name. I really enjoyed my experiences here and would recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality dentistry experience!Jamie S.
Stunningly kind staff. Not just the dental assistants, but the dentist AND every one of the front desk staff. Kind of a human anomaly really. They know your name when you walk in the door and even cared enough to recall who my daughter was on her recent visit. We…Stephen K.
Sedation Dentistry What to Expect
Sedation Dentistry Options
Manassas Smiles offers sedation dentistry options for patients with dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry can be used to help patients manage their fear so they can receive dental care. A patients medical history, current health, and oral health care needs will be considered when choosing the right sedation method. Dr. Hassan will discuss the patient’s options with them before their treatment.
Our patient’s safety and wellness are our top priority. Patients will be closely monitored by our experienced staff while sedated. We strive to help our patients restore health and function to their smile so that they may enjoy their optimal oral health.
Oral Conscious Sedation- Taken as a pill, oral conscious sedation allows patients to remain alert and aware of their surroundings while feeling relaxed. Patients can corporate with our dental care team but will feel no anxiety. Dr. Hassan may recommend combining oral conscious sedation with nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, for optimal results.
IV Sedation- IV sedation is administered through a vein and will require patients to have a ride to and from the dentist office. While patients are sedated, the dentist can perform multiple dental procedures in one sitting reducing the need for multiple visits to the dentist office.