Have you been putting off important dental procedures due to fear or anxiety about going to the dentist’s office? If so, you are not alone. Millions of Americans experience dental anxiety for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, avoiding dental treatments can lead to serious oral health issues down the road that may require much more extensive, expensive, and potentially painful procedures than would be necessary if you visit our office for your routine dental treatments.
At Aesthetic Dentistry of Fairfax, we are very sensitive to the dental fears experienced by many of our patients, and we work hard to ensure that you enjoy a comfortable, relaxed experience when you visit our Fairfax dental office. To achieve this, we offer a variety of sedation dentistry services to make you feel completely at ease during your procedure.
Benefits of sedation dentistry include:
- Allows you to complete multiple procedures at once, reducing your number of trips to the dentist’s office
- Patients who have trouble getting numb can enjoy a comfortable, relaxed experience
- Relief from anxiety associated with dental treatments
We offer three types of dental sedation:
- Nitrous oxide gas
- Oral conscious sedation
- IV sedation
We also offer NuCalm® for patients who prefer an all-natural sedation dentistry alternative.
Nitrous oxide gas is administered to place you in a relaxed state. Our dentists can control your level of sedation by adjusting the amount of nitrous oxide gas you receive. The effects wear off quickly, so you will be able to drive yourself home after your appointment.
IV sedation is generally reserved for more complicated procedures or for patients who are undergoing multiple procedures at once. Your sedation medication will be administered intravenously, enabling it to take effect quickly. Our anesthesiologist will continually monitor you while you are under IV sedation to ensure optimum levels of safety.
Please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Fairfax using the form at the right side of the page or call (703) 218-8142 today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Aboulkhair serves patients throughout Northern Virginia.