Many people suffer from dental anxiety preventing them from receiving the dental care they need. If you are afraid of the dentist, consider contacting Manassas Smiles, we offer sedation dentistry options that can help you control your dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry is a safe way to overcome your fear of the dentist so that you can maintain your health, natural smile.
Routine visits to your local Manassas, VA dentist office are essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Biannual dental cleanings improve oral health and prevent oral disease. Patients who visit the dentist on a routine basis are less likely to develop gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss. Dr. Hassan encourages patients with dental anxiety to visit the dentist twice a year to prevent the need for complex procedures.
Whether you need a routine oral health exam or a full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Hassan can help you overcome your dental anxiety with sedation dentistry options.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the use of sedatives to help you combat your dental anxiety. At Manassas Smiles, your safety and comfort are our top priorities. All patients undergo a medical history screening and oral health exam prior to receiving sedation. Patients receive detailed instructions for pre and post-treatment procedures.
- Oral Conscious Sedation- Taken as a pill, oral conscious sedation allows patients to remain alert and aware of their surroundings while feeling relaxed. Patients can corporate with our dental care team but will feel no anxiety.
- IV Sedation- IV sedation is administered through a vein and will require patients to have a ride to and from the dentist office. While patients are sedated, the dentist can perform multiple dental procedures in one sitting reducing the need for multiple visits to the dentist office.
Are there other ways to combat dental anxiety?
At Manassas Smiles, we always strive to create a patient-focused environment where our patients feel comfortable asking questions and remain engaged in their oral health. We believe that for many patients visiting our Manassas, VA dentist office can help them feel more confident in visiting the dentist.
We foster a no-judgment, comfortable space where we always emphasize the importance of patient education. We give you options for treating your dental concerns and explain all aspects of your treatment plan so you fully understand what is going on.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, have been away from the dentist for an extended time, or are looking for a compassionate, highly trained dentist, contact Manassas Smiles to learn more about how sedation dentistry and comprehensive dental care can help improve your life.