Are you afraid of seeing your dentist? The fact of the matter is that nothing can be more detrimental to your health than avoiding the dentist. It is of utmost importance that you seek regular dental care. If you don’t, then you may have serious oral health issues that will go unaddressed.
Of course, it is understandable that some persons want to avoid the dentist because of dental anxiety. Well, if you’re afraid of going to the dentist, then please let our cosmetic and general dentists show you how you can experience anxiety-free dentistry.
There are several ways in which our dentists minimize and eliminate dental anxiety. These include sedation dentistry, and gentle dentistry.
The Ways in Which We Eliminate Anxiety
At Smiles at Fairfax Corner, we eliminate dental anxiety by implementing several protocols and procedures. These include:
- Sedation dentistry
- Gentle dentistry
- Giving you the individual attention you deserve
- Creating a warm and welcoming environment
Allow our dentists to show you the benefits of these procedures and how they can help you overcome your fears about dentistry.
Sedation Dentistry: What Is Ideal For Me?
The types of sedation dentistry include:
- IV sedation
- Oral sedation
- Nitrous oxide sedation
With IV sedation dentistry, you can sleep through your dental procedure. However, IV sedation is mainly utilized for patients who are undergoing serious dental procedures, such as invasive oral surgery, and for patients who have high dental anxiety.
Oral sedation dentistry incorporates the use of a prescribed medication taken prior to your procedure. With this form of sedation, patients who have moderate or mild dental anxiety can experience a pain-free dentist appointment.
The most common and versatile form of sedation is nitrous oxide sedation. Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” is an inhaled relaxant and anesthetic, which can be used in virtually any type of procedure. It is a great way to relieve very mild anxiety, even if you are undergoing a simple procedure like a dental cleaning.
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A Personal Touch
At Smiles at Fairfax Corner, we also implement a sense of patient dedication and personal attention needed to provide you with a warm and welcoming environment.
When you come to our office, you will enter a warm environment, not an eerie clinical office. Our dentists practice gentle dentistry, and with their deft precision, they will make sure that you won’t experience pain.
Communication with our patients is an essential aspect of our practice. We will listen to your concerns and do whatever we can to address them and give you the most beautiful smile possible.
If you’re looking for anxiety-free dentistry, please consider us. We promise to provide you with only the safest, and highest quality sedation dentistry, in addition to giving you that personal touch you deserve.
If you would like a complimentary consultation with one of our dentists, please call our office today at 703-222-3245.