While many patients have dental phobias, for some, it can be debilitating enough to cause extreme anxiety and stress. These individuals may need to take an extra step to get themselves to the dentist for necessary dental work. Sedation dentistry is a field of dentistry that focuses on providing sedative methods that are most appropriate for a patient. But many patients ask, will sedation dentistry put me to sleep?
The answer varies depending on the type of sedation used. Dr. Chong Lee and his team at Galleria Dental Aesthetics of McLean, VA offers two varieties of sedation methods to his patients. They include:
- Oral conscious sedation – oral conscious sedation is the use of a medication that is prescribed to the patient prior to their appointment. This sedation can sometimes cause patients to feel tired. Primarily, it allows the patient to be coherent during their visit, but later, after they rest, they may experience little to no recollection of their appointment. However, their dental work will be completed!
- IV conscious sedation – another option is the administration of an IV that delivers the sedative directly through the bloodstream. This is done by a board-certified anesthesiologist and can have an immediate effect. Many patients will fall asleep with this method of sedation.
Which one is right for me?
The method of sedation right for an individual varies, which is why an evaluation with our team of professionals is the first step in learning more. Dr. Chong Lee and his associates at Galleria Dental Aesthetics encourages patients to book a consultation appointment to discuss sedation options. Patients tare urged to be open and honest regarding their dental anxieties in order to allow our team to select the best sedation option for an individual.
Call Dr. Chong Lee today
If you reside in the McLean, VA area and want to work with a professional dentist who can assist with a wide range of dental concerns, including the integration of sedation into your next dental appointment, call our team at (703) 448-1020. Galleria Dental Aesthetics is located at 1600 Tysons Boulevard #120 and is accepting new patients and families.