Countless people see their stress levels rise as they anticipate an upcoming dental appointment. It’s so common there’s a term for it: dental anxiety. But sedation dentistry from The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA can help even severe cases get the dental care they deserve.
Some people get so concerned at the thought of a dental checkup that they’ll put it off for months, even years. In severe cases, they’ll avoid the dentist completely, and trust to daily flossing and brushing to keep their teeth and gums in good shape. We’ll never discourage regular flossing and brushing, but skipping the dentist is never a good idea.
No matter how good a job you do with dental hygiene, even if it’s brushing after every meal and right before bed, it is no substitute for a dental checkup. But we understand how difficult it is, for whatever reason, for some people to get themselves to our office. Sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get through their appointments.
We offer two kinds of sedation:
- Dental IV Sedation: Placing the patient in a sort of “twilight sleep,” which helps them feel calm and relaxed. Our team specializes in patient comfort and this is one of the many ways we prioritize it. As the name suggests, this is a sedative that is administered intravenously.
- General Dental Anesthesia: For those patients who want to be completely out, we offer deep general anesthesia. Go to sleep and wake up when your procedure is over!
Never take the chance of compromising your dental health by skipping the dentist. Sedation dentistry from The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA can get you through your appointment. Patients from Northern Virgina, Fairfax, and Prince William County rely on us for dental health care, and come here for family and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!
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