Do you avoid making your dental appointments due to fear and anxiety of the dentist’s chair? Does the idea of visiting the dentist make you feel nervous? Are you worried about upcoming dental work? If this sounds like you, you are not alone. Many patients in Reston, VA have concerns about visiting the dentist, which reduces the chance that they are getting the necessary care they require. Instead, Dr. Wayne Myles and his team encourage patients to speak to him about the advantages of using oral conscious sedation for their next dental appointment.
What is oral conscious sedation?
Oral conscious sedation is a method of sedation that requires the patient to take an oral medication prior to their appointment. They arrange transportation to the dental office as they are not to drive or operate machinery when they take these pharmaceuticals. The patients arrive at the dentist relaxed and able to ask and answer questions as normal. After the procedure has been performed, patients are transported back home to rest. Many patients who use oral conscious sedation find that they awaken later with little or no recollection of their visit—but with completed dental work! This method of sedation is best for patients with moderate dental anxieties.
Why might a patient consider sedation dentistry?
Dental anxiety is not the only reason why patients chose to have oral conscious sedation at Smiles by Myles. Our team of professionals find that patients in the following situations may also discuss sedation with their dentist:
- Difficulty sitting still for long periods of time
- Overly sensitive teeth
- Sensitive gag reflex
- Those with back, neck, or shoulder pain
- Patients requiring several procedures at once
Learn more about sedation dentistry at Smiles by Myles
Dr. Wayne Myles and his team in Reston, VA are here to provide patients with solutions to make their next appointment anxiety-free. If you are considering sedation methods for your next visit, book an appointment at our practice by calling (703) 722-6342 and visit us at 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite #110. We are always accepting new patients into our practice for comprehensive dental care.