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Sedation Dentistry in Richmond
Sedation dentistry is a great way to complete all your dental treatment with little or no discomfort. If you have always had trouble with dental anxiety, or are afraid of the pain, sedation dentistry is the answer for you. It is a safe and effective way of completely removing the fear and anxiety associated with any part of their dental treatment.
We cater to patients who have anxiety towards receiving dental care. Through communication, we identify issues early on and will fully address them before any treatment is proposed. We strive to provide the best dental care possible and to also encourage you to become proactively interested in your teeth. Not only do we move you past the fear stage, but we will get you to actively want to improve your oral health. We want every patient to be proud of their teeth that they can't stop smiling.
Together we can overcome problems that have prevented you from receiving proper dental care. Still uneasy? No problem. We will administer sedatives, either IV or oral, and titrate to your body type. You will be drowsy, anxiety-free and will eventually fall asleep.
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Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who:
- Wish to eliminate anxiety or fear
- Cannot open wide or have TMJ pain
- Gag easily
- Want to avoid multiple visits
- Don't freeze well
- Cannot sit still for long due to chronic pain or agitation
Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a very safe and effective way to completely avoid the anxiety associated with any part of dentistry. A great way to offer you a pleasant, dream-like dental appointment with little or no discomfort.
We will administer sedatives, either IV or oral, and titrate to your body type. You will be drowsy, relaxed, and eventually reach a sedated state. You will wake up with little to no memory of your appointment. Under conscious sedation (oral or IV), patients are able to maintain their own cardiovascular function and breathing.
Other than the little “prick” to access the IV, most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during their treatment and feel refreshed afterwards. Local numbing is still administered even if sedation is utilized.
The sedatives have amnesic effects. It is unlikely you will remember anything at all.
Before starting any type of sedation, your health and medical history will be thoroughly reviewed. If you are unsuitable for sedation, we will recommend a safe alternative for you.
Yes. By inducing relaxation, anesthetics usually work better and quicker; and knowing that you will be sedated throughout the procedure will remove anxiety altogether.
This is another advantage of sedation dentistry. Gag reflex is greatly reduced when you are sedated, making it easier for dentistry to happen without any discomfort or anxiety.