Sedation dentistry is a way for people with dental anxiety to get the dental care they need or desire. Sedation dentistry uses medications to help alleviate anxiety and more.
Once you are able to overcome your anxiety, you can start getting regular dental visits. These will help prevent you from developing dental problems that require invasive dental treatment. Once your dental visits become easy and painless, with no need for fillings, crowns, or other restorative treatments, you will likely find that making them becomes easier. Some people even find they no longer need sedation.
In addition to alleviating dental anxiety for basic dental visits. sedation dentistry can help people in many ways, including:
- Making it easier to get numb
- Calming a sensitive gag reflex
- Reducing soreness from holding the jaw open
- Allowing for longer dental visits, so more treatments can be performed at once
- Overall increased comfort at the dentist’s office
Sedation dentistry can help many people, not just those with dental anxiety. For some people, sedation dentistry is a regular feature of dental visits, while others find it’s good for occasional use.
If you want to learn more about sedation dentistry in the Fairfax, Virginia area, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban today for an appointment.