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. And, as you know, the longer you wait to visit the dentist, the worse your teeth and dental issues will get. That is why we offer sedation dentistry, so that our patients get achieve and maintain optimal oral health without fear.
Sedation dentistry is an option for patients with dental phobia and is used to create a relaxed, calm state for the patient so that the dentist can perform the necessary treatments. With the use of sedation, your dentist will be able to perform more treatments in one visit to minimize the amount of trips to our office. Most patients believe they have only been at their appointment for a few minutes when they have actually been there for hours. Our Reston, VA dentist office offers nitrous oxide (laughing gas), IV sedation, and general anesthesia.
The 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. We are not here to judge you; we are here to help you get back on track with your oral health.
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.