Sedation-Dentist

Mclean, VA

For all your dental needs, consider visiting a sedation dentist. At Dental Center of Tysons Corner, located at 8270 Greensboro Dr #101, McLean, VA 22102, we specialize in sedation dentistry for patients in and around the Mclean area. We empathize with the millions of adults who find dental visits daunting due to anxiety. This anxiety often stems from negative experiences or general apprehension about dentistry. However, rest assured that your comfort is our priority. We strive to make your time at our dentist office as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

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What You Need to Know About Sedation Dentistry

 

When scheduling your appointment with us at Dental Center of Tysons Corner, located at 8270 Greensboro Dr #101, McLean, VA 22102, please inform us if you experience dental anxiety, allowing us to tailor your visit accordingly. While the procedure itself may not be uncomfortable for many, it’s the accompanying anxiety and worry that can be distressing. To address this, we often recommend oral sedatives or laughing gas prior to the appointment to induce relaxation. While not a painkiller, these options help alleviate fear and promote a peaceful experience during cleanings or dental procedures. Laughing gas is suitable for both children and adults, ensuring comfort for all our patients in Falls Church.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

 

There are various levels and types of sedation available. During your consultation at Dental Center of Tysons Corner, located at 8270 Greensboro Dr #101, McLean, VA 22102, we will discuss the recommended procedure and address any anxieties you may have. Based on your preferences and comfort level, we will recommend a suitable type of sedation for your consideration. Many of our patients find that they simply need to relax and opt for laughing gas, which is quick, effective, and wears off once the procedure is completed, without affecting other bodily functions. Laughing gas is commonly used for procedures such as teeth cleaning, where no significant pain is anticipated.

For minor dental work like cavity treatment, patients may choose a combination of laughing gas and localized pain medication. After numbing the gums’ surface, we administer pain medication to numb the specific area being treated, ensuring minimal discomfort. This localized approach allows for immediate functionality of the untreated areas.

For more extensive procedures, patients may prefer IV medication for a deeper sedative effect. This method ensures comprehensive numbing throughout the mouth, providing effective pain management during dental work. While the effects wear off relatively quickly post-procedure, we advise having a companion accompany you home for safety.

In cases requiring oral surgery or extensive dental work, total sedation may be necessary. Referred to as sleep dentistry, this approach ensures complete unconsciousness during the procedure, with no memory of the experience afterward. This method is particularly beneficial for lengthy procedures, allowing for precise dental work without patient discomfort. Following such procedures, it’s recommended to rest and avoid strenuous activity, with the effects of sedation gradually dissipating. We prioritize your comfort and safety throughout the process, providing thorough monitoring and post-treatment care.

Getting Started

 

If you reside in the Mclean vicinity and seek a sedation dentist, dial (703)827-9250 to arrange your appointment. At Dental Care Tyson Coner, we prioritize understanding your concerns before recommending suitable sedation dentistry. Additionally, we’ll inquire about your health history, potential risks, and allergies. Generally, if you’ve responded well to pain medication or sedation in prior medical procedures, you’ll likely tolerate sedation dentistry well. Nonetheless, feel free to address any queries or apprehensions with us. Informed decision-making regarding your oral health is paramount to us. Modern advancements have rendered dental visits less daunting. As your sedation dentist, we ensure a positive experience. Reach out to (703) 259-8843 for further details or to commence your journey toward dental comfort and wellness.

Definition of Dental Terminology
 
Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
 
Decay
Tooth decay is when the enamel of the tooth begins to decay and cause erosion from plaque and tartar on the teeth.
 
Dental Caries
Dental caries are also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.
 
Dental Checkup
A dental checkup is an appointment that involves cleaning the teeth, identifying any signs of infection and removing said signs of infection at least once every six months in the office.
 
Dental Filling
A dental filling involves restoring the structure of the tooth by using metal, alloy, porcelain or plastic to fill the tooth.
 
Dental Prophylaxis
A dental prophylaxis is a professional and detailed cleaning that involves the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth.
 
Dental Sealants
Dental sealants contain a resinous material that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth to prevent dental caries.
 
Dentist
A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
 
Gingivitis
Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue that results from plaque, other infections in the mouth and poor oral hygiene.
 
Preventive Dentistry
Preventive dentistry is the dentistry that focuses on maintaining oral health in order to prevent the spread of plaque, the formation of tartar and infections in the mouth.
 
Tartar
Tartar forms when plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and calcifies into a hard surface that is much more difficult to remove and will require professional treatment.

Our Services

Dental Care Tyson provides sedation dentistry for comfort, easing anxiety during dental treatments

Transformative All-on-4 implants for efficient tooth replacement solutions

Dental crowns protect, restore, and enhance teeth, ensuring functionality and aesthetics for patients.

Dentures are removable dental appliances used to replace missing teeth and restore oral function.

Dental veneers and laminates are thin shells placed on teeth to improve appearance and durability.

Transparent aligners for discreet, comfortable teeth straightening without traditional metal brackets.

8270 Greensboro Dr#101
MCLEAN VA 22102

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(703) 827-9250

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