The Key to Pain Free Dentistry in Leesburg
Everyone needs dental care, but some patients have a harder time getting to the office than others. Some patients endure agonizing toothaches and discomfort because their dental anxiety is keeping them from getting the dental care that will provide relief and help them feel happy and comfortable again. At Cochran Family Dental, our team shows compassion and understanding towards our patients who may suffer from dental anxiety. We want all of our patients to get the dental care that they need and to enjoy all the benefits of great oral health and a smile they can be proud to share. To help our patients with dental anxiety, we offer a full range of sedation dentistry options.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry services allow patients to feel relaxed and calm during any procedure, even if they have suffered from anxiety in the past. Sedation dentistry is administered before an actual appointment, and the appointment won’t start until the effects of the sedation dentistry service set in and the patient feels calm. Our sedation dentistry services allow anxious patients to enjoy a visit to the dentist. With sedation dentistry, we can relieve stress and sensitivity during procedures and give an anxious patient a positive dental experience.
Our sedation dentistry options include:
- Oral Conscious Sedation | Patients who choose oral conscious sedation are prescribed a small tablet to take before their appointment begins. The tablet is completely safe and the calming effects wear off after the procedure. With oral conscious sedation, you will be completely awake and able to answer questions, but you will be in a state of calm and relaxation that keeps you comfortable during your procedure.
- Nitrous Oxide | Nitrous oxide is another way to achieve that calm, relaxed feeling during any procedure. When you choose nitrous oxide, the gas will be administered to you before your sedation dentist begins the procedure. Nitrous oxide has been used safely in dental procedures for decades. It is a tried and true method that wears off very quickly after the procedure.
- IV Sedation | IV sedation is administered by an anesthesiologist, and can achieve a deeper affect. Our IV sedation option is great for patients who have suffered from severe anxiety in the past. With IV sedation, you will be able to feel comfortable during any procedure. If you choose IV sedation, make sure you have a loved one who can drive you to and from the dentist office.
To find out more about sedation dentistry, call our office. Dr. Cochran and his team are excited to help patients in Leesburg, Ashburn, and Purcellville overcome their dental anxiety!