At Pop Smiles Dentistry, we understand that some patients feel anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist. To help you feel relaxed during your appointment, Dr. Jamil Sowan is pleased to offer sedation dentistry in Manassas, Virginia. Depending on the severity of your dental fear, our dentist can help you understand which type of sedation is right for you. We invite you to contact our office at (703) 844-0404 and let us know if you are interested in receiving sedation dentistry during your next visit.Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your dental visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:
- Nitrous oxide, (laughing gas), which is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
- Oral sedation, which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
- IV sedation, which involves administering the medication intravenously (through the veins). This type of sedation enables our dentist to provide the sedation more quickly, and we can also easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that it will not make you unconscious, but you may feel so relaxed that you fall asleep during your treatment. You may also not remember all of the details of your visit.