In general, sedation dentistry provides the benefit of letting you receive important oral healthcare you would otherwise avoid because of your fear of dental appointments. For the patient anxious about the dentist, the benefits of sedation dentistry include:
- Leaves you with little to no memory of the appointment.
- Puts you in a sleepy state so you can forget your anxiety.
- Enables you to attend the dental appointments you have been putting off.
- Provides the option of having multiple procedures completed in one appointment.
Our dentists use conscious sedation, so you remain awake but in a semi-conscious state. You can respond to our team if we need you to move your head or follow another instruction, but you won’t be aware of the procedure being performed. Unlike anesthesia placing you in a sleep-like state of consciousness, your recovery from conscious sedation should be fairly rapid and painless, although you must arrange for someone to drive you home.
Our dentists can answer your sedation questions and tell you more about whether sedation will be beneficial for your feelings about dental care and your past dental experiences.
To learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry provided by our experienced dentists near Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics to schedule a consultation.