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Sedation Dentistry: Do you have These Questions?

Research has indicated that dental anxiety is a common condition.  Approximately 1 person out of every 6 is so frightened of the dentist that they just don’t go. You know what a dangerous habit it can be to postpone dental care. Even if you are that 1 in 6, there is a knowing inside of […]


IV Sedation in Dentistry: it May Not be what you Think!

When most people think of sedation dentistry, they envision the convenience of popping a prescription anti-anxiety medication shortly before their dental appointment. Going back even farther into dental history, nervous patients could take the edge off of their fear by inhaling nitrous oxide during their treatments. IV sedation has been common in dentistry for many […]


Sedation Dentistry—The Basics

Many people put off necessary dental checkups and care because they are nervous about visiting the dentist. Avoiding the dentist, however, is one of the worst things you can do for your teeth. Regular checkups keep your teeth clean and make it possible to catch and correct small problems before they cause permanent damage. Fortunately, […]


3 Common Misconceptions About Sedation Dentistry

We all understand how important dental care is to our overall health. Even with this understanding, there are still a number of people who avoid going to the dentist due to fear.  Dental fear or anxiety typically is due to a faulty misunderstanding of how painful dental treatment will actually be. That’s where the field […]


Dental Uses of Oral Conscious Sedation

Sedation dentistry is beneficial for patients who have: Past traumatic dental experiences Fear of the dentist and dental treatments Overwhelming anxiety at dental appointments Oral conscious sedation means you will take a pill that allows you to become deeply relaxed but still awake and fully conscious. This type of sedation is not necessarily for one […]


The Advantages of Sedation Dentistry

Some people are so afraid of dental work that they neglect their oral health and the dental problems that need to be addressed. If you feel this kind of anxiety and fear about the dentist, then sedation dentistry may be the right way to reduce these feelings and get the dental services you need and […]


Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

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 […]


Arlington Sedation Dentistry

If, for any reason, you are uncomfortable with the idea of seeing a dentist, sedation dentistry may be your best solution. At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, we offer a range of sedation options to address even the most severe dental phobias, allowing you to get the comprehensive dental care you deserve without any of the associated […]


Dental Phobias

Dental phobias are a serious issue for thousands of people throughout Northern Virginia. Dental phobias may be caused by previous bad experiences. They can also stem from a fear of needles, a general fear of the dentist, or a fear of any medical procedure. Regardless of their cause, dental phobias can result in severe anxiety, […]


Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

You are most likely a candidate for sedation dentistry if you are in good health and any of the following apply to you: Past traumatic dental experience. Fear or anxiety associated with the dental office. Back, neck or shoulder soreness from sitting in the dental chair. Inadequate response to numbing agents, like topical or local […]


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