Manassas Sedation Dentist Keeps Patients Relaxed
Are you afraid of visiting the dentist? Maybe you have a hard time laying in one position for too long or suffer from a strong gag reflex? No matter the situation that makes your dental appointments uncomfortable, Galleria Dental Arts can help. As your dentist in Manassas, Dr. Tamer Wahab provides sedation dentistry to help you relax during your appointment.
Benefit from Sedation Dentistry
As a sedation dentist in Manassas, Dr. Wahab will help you overcome the challenges you face during your dental appointments. It is not uncommon to have anxieties that can be due to embarrassment, the sights and sounds of the office, or the fear of needing a dental procedure. No matter the cause of your phobia, sedation will help you relax.
We can also use sedation for those who have difficulty laying in one position for too long, suffer from disorders of the temporomandibular joint, or a strong gag reflex. If you need to undergo an invasive, lengthy, or multiple procedures, sedation will make the appointment stress-free and comfortable.
Solutions for Sedation
At Galleria Dental Arts, we offer multiple options for sedation based on your individual needs. In some cases, we may bring in an anesthesiologist to help during the process.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Commonly known as “laughing gas,” the inhaled sedative will help you relax and minimize your discomfort during the procedure. The effects will take effect quickly while wearing off shortly after your appointment. You will remain awake during the treatment, but will not be aware of pain, discomfort, or fear.
Oral Sedation: The prescribed medication is taken prior to your appointment to help you relax before you even walk in the door. You will remain conscious; however, you may become a little bit groggy and fall asleep. You will not feel any pain as you reach a high level of relaxation, allowing us to quickly perform the treatment so you can go about your day.
IV Sedation: The sedation medication is delivered through an IV, providing us with greater control over the amount that is delivered. This allows us to cater to your individual comfort level. You will doze off during the procedure but you will remain conscious to respond to the verbal ques from the dentist. After the procedure is complete, the medication is stopped and you will awake within a few minutes.
When choosing sedation during your dental appointment, you will need to arrange for someone to take you to your appointment and bring you home. Depending on the type of used, you may be given additional instructions to follow, such as not eating or drinking 12 hours before your appointment.
Enjoy the Dentist with Sedation Dentistry
If you have been putting your dental care on hold due to fears or discomforts, it is time to make your oral health a priority with sedation dentistry. At Galleria Dental Arts we offer the safe and effective solution you need. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you relax and enjoy your time in our office.