Sedation Dentistry An Overview
If you suffer from dental anxiety you know how difficult it can be to just show up for your routine dental health exam. For patients with a strong gag reflex, low pain tolerance or fear of the dentist, maintaining your oral health can become overwhelming and nearly impossible.
Reston VA dentists at Ridgetop Dental are committed to creating the ultimate dentist office experience. We provide personalized dental services and cater to the needs and concerns of patients who experience dental anxiety. We encourage open communication and help patients to vocalize their concerns so that we may address their anxieties on a personal level.
Our experienced dental professionals attend advanced education courses every year, expanding their knowledge and refining their skill set. Our dentists stay up to date with all of the advancements being made in dental technology that provide patients with less invasive, more precise dental treatment- often without the use of traditional dental drills.
Sedation Dentistry What to Expect
Opting to use sedation dentistry is a personal choice. Patients will choose a sedation method with the help of their Ridgetop Dentist. We will evaluate your oral health and medical history before recommending the most suitable sedation option. Your safety is our priority and we offer constant monitoring while patients are sedated.
Sedation Dentistry Options Reston, VA
- Nitrous oxide: commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, nitrous is a gas administered through the nose. Nitrous oxide takes effect right away and wears off immediately so that patients are able to transport themselves to and from the dentist office. Patients are completely relaxed but remain alert and able to communicate with their Ridgetop dentist.
- IV sedation: Ridgetop Dental is one of few Reston, VA dentist offices to offer IV sedation for more complex dental cases. A board-certified anesthesiologist will administer your sedation in the comfort of our modern dentist office.
- General Anesthesia: A board-certified anesthesiologist will administer your general anesthesia in the comfort of our Reston, VA dentist office. General anesthesia will put you into a sleep-like state for the duration of your dental treatment. Patients will require an escort home after treatment.