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Our Sedation Dentistry Services

Sedation dentistry is commonly used to manage the natural fears that a patient might have, and it can relax them sufficiently so that the dentist will be able to perform whatever procedures are necessary. In most cases, the patient just feels so relaxed that they are asleep, and many people feel as though they were asleep during their dental visit.

Sedation dentistry allows patients to feel much more comfortable, so they can receive whatever kind of dental care they need. In most cases, patients are so relaxed and at ease, that they have no recollection of the procedure at all, and feel totally comfortable with whatever might be going on in the way of dental procedures.

Benefits of sedation dentistry

To the patient, a dental visit will seem like it all took place in an instant when sedation dentistry is being used. Even if a procedure lasts several hours, it might seem like only minutes to the patient. One of the biggest benefits of sedation dentistry is that it can help a fearful patient overcome their natural dread of going to the dentist.

Anyone who avoids dental visits for a prolonged period of time, will expose themselves to some potentially damaging dental situations, for instance cavities, gum disease, and even worse situations. By choosing sedation dentistry, a patient can obtain the necessary dental care and avoid all the consequences of continuing to miss dental appointments.
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Types of sedation dentistry

For someone who has just a mild anxiety about dental visits, nitrous oxide is generally the best option. Sometimes referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is administered through a nasal mask, and in just a few minutes, patients begin to feel much more relaxed. After the flow of gas is cut off, the effects wear off very quickly and the patient can get back to normal. Oral sedation is recommended for patients who have moderate to severe anxiety about dental procedures.

This type of sedation is generally administered in the form of a pill, and causes the patient to go into a deep state of relaxation. A third form of sedation dentistry is known as The Wand, and this is a computer-controlled process which delivers an injection to the patient, without using any syringes. The Wand is used as an anesthetic to significantly reduce any discomfort that a patient might experience during a complex procedure. Because no syringes are used, patients are much more at ease, and don't feel the dread they might sense when a needle is used.

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If you have a youngster in your family who has some type of fear or anxiety about dental visits, he/she might be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. It's also possible that some adults may have had a lifelong fear of dental visits, and these are also good candidates for sedation dentistry. If any of your family members fit into this category, contact us at the Lansdowne Family Dental Cosmetic and Implant Center in Leesburg, Virginia, so we can discuss the type of sedation dentistry which would be most appropriate for you.
(703) 729-181819415 Deerfield Ave #309
Leesburg, VA 20176
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