Sedation Dentist Providing Anxiety-Free Dentistry
Fear of the dentist is a common problem, and one that many adults still struggle with on a regular basis. At Vienna Smiles, our dedicated team of experts understands very well how these feelings can be difficult to overcome. However, we also want to ensure that you receive the regular dental attention your smile needs to thrive. After all, if problems are left unnoticed for too long, they can result in unnecessary damage and pain. That’s why Dr. Hisham Barakat and Dr. Jennifer Bobbio are happy to offer several sedation dentistry options that can help you relax and receive the personalized attention you deserve. With a comfortable office environment and an onsite anesthesiologist, patients can know that they’re always in good hands here in Vienna, VA.
Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is one of the most well-known forms of sedation, and it’s ideal for patients with mild to moderate feelings of anxiety or discomfort. We’ll administer the gas through a mask that fits over the nose, and within a few minutes, patients should begin to fall into a deeply relaxed, almost euphoric state. The process is very safe and effective, and once we’re finished, you’ll be back to normal quickly, allowing you to go back to work or even drive yourself home with no interruption to your regular schedule.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is a simple as taking an aspirin, and it’s a good sedation choice for patients who struggle with moderate to severe dental phobia. This method won’t render you unconscious – instead, you’ll enter a deep state of comfort that still allows you to respond to commands from our team. The treatment is much less expensive than other forms of sedation, and many patients don’t even remember their procedure once it’s over. You will need a trusted friend or family member to drive you to and from your appointment.
IV sedation is also an excellent choice for patients with severe anxiety or fear regarding dental care. Like oral conscious sedation, you’ll still be awake during your procedure and able to respond to commands from our dental team as we work. However, you will enter a heightened state of relaxation that may have an amnesic effect once the procedure is over. One of the unique benefits of IV sedation is that your level of medication can be adjusted during the procedure in order to ensure maximum comfort. Your safety is always our number one concern! After undergoing IV sedation, you will need someone to drive you home from your appointment and keep an eye on you for the rest of the day.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Vienna Smiles today if you have any questions or concerns about our sedation services, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment. We hope you’ll be encouraged to become the newest valued member of our oral healthcare family thanks to our focus on comprehensive dentistry and our expert team’s dedication to kind, comfortable care. Located in Vienna, VA, we also serve the areas of Wolf Trap, Oakton, Idylwood, Tysons Corner, and beyond.