How Oral Conscious Sedation Can be Used to Put Patients at Ease
- Posted on: Mar 15 2019
It is not uncommon for the team at Galleria Dental Aesthetics to meet with patients of all ages that have difficulty getting in for their dental appointments because of anxiety. Dental anxiety can strike any age and any gender and may or may not be related to a past negative experience in the dentist’s chair. Instead of letting dental fear keep you from getting the treatments you need to achieve and maintain a healthy smile, we encourage patients to come into our practice in McLean, VA to learn about oral conscious sedation.
At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, we are excited to speak to patients about their options for sedation. Sedation is a way to relax a patient before they even get to the office for their treatment. Oral conscious sedation involves a prescription medication that the patient picks up from the pharmacy and takes prior to their appointment so they arrive relaxed and ready for their services. Patients who choose oral conscious sedation should arrange a friend or family member to take them to and from their dental appointment.
What services can benefit from sedation dentistry?
Patients with serious anxieties may struggle with even getting to the dental office for a simple cleaning and examination. Other patients may be uncomfortable with more extensive procedures which may require more time in the dentist’s chair. Sometimes, patients with a strong gag reflex may also benefit from oral conscious sedation so the dentist can easily complete the work. Oral conscious sedation can be used for any type of dental appointment and treatment, so we encourage patients to be open and honest with our team and ask about sedation if they feel it would put them at ease for their next visit.
Interested in oral conscious sedation for your next appointment?
Contact our professionals today to discuss the options available for addressing dental anxieties. At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, we are pleased to provide patients with solutions to help them feel more at ease in the dental chair. Call Drs. Chong Lee, Joseph Oh, and Kirsten Lee of McLean, VA today at (703) 448-1020 and book an appointment at the practice in Suite #120 at 1600 Tysons Boulevard.
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