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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 of sedation dentistry has started to develop and expand.

Types of Dental Sedation

There are 3 common forms of sedation on offer, the main misconceptions about them are that they are stronger than people think, stay in your system longer, and may have risks. Here’s the list:

  • Oral Sedatives – can be liquid or pill form
  • Intravenous (IV) sedation – medicine administered into the blood-stream via a vein
  • Inhalation sedation – commonly known as ‘happy gas’ or ‘laughing gas’

The truth about each of them is they are scientifically proven techniques which work to relax and calm a patient during any dental procedures.
Our Arlington sedation dentist has a number of skillful techniques and tools to relieve any sort of dental anxiety you may feel. Giving you the healthy smile you desire without any hesitation is what sedation dentistry provides.

If you are in the Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington or Tysons Corner, Virginia area and believe you may be a candidate for sedation dentistry, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics for your individual consultation.

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