Sedation DentistryAn Overview
Dental anxiety is one of the most common reasons patients give for not visiting the dentist regularly for preventative dental care. If you are suffering from a fear of the dentist, Villanova Dental Studio in Stittsville can help you get the dental care you need to get back a healthy, beautiful smile. We offer compassionate dentistry in a welcoming environment as well as sedation dentistry options for your optimal comfort.
Our dedicated dental care team provides our patients with a warm, welcoming, family friendly dental office experience. We promote patient education and work one-on-one with each of our patients so they receive attentive and quality dental care tailored to their needs.
Sedation dentistry can enable patients with anxiety, fear and previous bad dental experiences to receive the care they need for restoring a beautiful smile. Your dental health plays an important role in your overall health and well being. At Villanova Dental Studio, we want you to enjoy your best quality of life with a healthy smile.
Sedation Dentistry What to Expect
Your dentist will discuss your health history and personal concerns before recommending the most suitable dental sedation option. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities when you visit with us. All forms of sedation dentistry are carefully monitored by our highly trained and experienced staff. Sedation dentistry may allow our dental care team to perform more than one dental procedure at a time, saving patients time, money and stress.
- Oral Conscious Sedation: Oral conscious sedation will is taken in a pill form. Some patients may be required to take the pill prior to coming in for their treatment so that it will be in full effect by the time of the procedure. If oral conscious sedation is the chosen method of sedation, the patient will be required to have a ride to and from the dentist office.
- Nitrous Oxide– Nitrous oxide, an odorless gas, is administered through a tiny cannula placed beneath the nose. The patient will breath in the gas and it will take effect immediately. One benefit of nitrous oxide is that it also wears off immediately after the procedure so the patient is generally allowed to drive themselves home.
Sedation dentistry can help patients feel completely relaxed during treatment. There will be little to no discomfort and you will feel calm while remaining awake and alert. Many patients report having little to no memory of their procedure.