Receive Soothing Dental Care with Sedation Dentistry in Fairfax, VA
Dental-related anxiety is a common problem among patients of all ages, and it can happen for a number of reasons. Maybe you had a bad experience years ago that you still think about, or perhaps you simply can’t stand the sights and sounds of dental work. Whatever the reason, Dr. Malcolm Murray and the rest of our Fairfax team will work hard to ensure that you still have a great experience with us. Sedation dentistry is available for patients from Fairfax, VA and surrounding areas who need a little extra help feeling genuinely relaxed and at ease during their appointments. Please contact us today if you’d like to learn more, or if you’re ready to schedule a visit.
Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a great sedation option for patients who struggle with mild to moderate feelings of dental anxiety and/or fear. The gas is administered through a nasal mask, and within minutes, patients should start to feel more content and relaxed. The biggest advantage of this method is that these effects wear off just as quickly once the mask is removed. This means patients can return to their daily routine following treatment with virtually no downtime required.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation involves the use an oral sedative that’s taken at a certain time before the patient’s appointment. While prescribed medications differ, the general goal is to help moderately to severely anxious patients reach a deep state of comfort that helps their procedure go smoothly. In fact, you may not remember much about your appointment once it’s finished while under oral conscious sedation. Patients who select this method will need someone to escort them both to and from our Fairfax, VA practice.