Have you heard about sedation dentistry? If not, it’s time you learned about the option that helps people suffering from dental fear or anxiety receive the comfortable care they need. Dr. Wayne Myles is proud to be the top sedation dentist in Northern Virginia. Keep reading to learn more about how you can receive relaxing dental treatment with oral sedation at Smiles by Myles!
Overcoming Dental Fear and Anxiety with Oral Sedation
You’d like to get over the fear that prevents you from receiving the dental care we all need to maintain a healthy smile, and sedation dentistry can help you do just that! Dr. Myles is highly trained and experienced in performing oral sedation, the method that’s quickly becoming the top choice in this area of dentistry.
How Oral Sedation Works
When you decide that oral sedation is just the thing you need to help you glide through your next appointment (with no unnecessary jitters or flinching), Dr. Myles will prescribe an often-used medication for you to take about an hour before you come in. By the time you’re settling into the dental chair, its effects have taken over and you’re ready to relax through your treatment. We’ll usually combine the oral sedation with a local anesthetic to ensure you feel nothing at the treatment site.
While you’re technically awake under oral sedation, you’re totally relaxed and removed from the sights, smells and sounds of the dental office around you. In fact, many patients report not remembering anything from the procedure — a big benefit for those suffering from fear or anxiety.
After the treatment is over, you’ll have the chance to fully emerge from the sedation in one of our comfortable recovery rooms. Plan for someone to take you to and from your appointment, as you won’t be able to drive while under sedation or right after.
Oral Sedation: Better Than the Rest
Oral sedation is becoming the most popular choice in sedation dentistry for a simple reason: it works the best. Other common options are nitrous oxide and IV sedation — but many patients find their sedation with nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, just isn’t strong enough to provide relief from their anxiety. IV sedation, on the other hand, is a bit much for those simply looking to relax through a dental procedure.
For its easy application, deep relaxation and quick recovery, oral sedation offers the very best choice in sedation dentistry.
Good Candidates for Oral Sedation
If your dental anxiety causes you lots of stress, or if it prevents you from visiting the dentist altogether, you should know that you’re likely an ideal candidate for oral sedation. Don’t put off the care you need while you dread the dentist — contact Smiles by Myles to benefit from relaxing dentistry from the sedation dentist in Reston today!