If the mere thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair makes you anxious, oral conscious sedation can help you relax and properly care for your teeth. Unlike nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or intravenous (IV) sedation, oral conscious sedation involves simply taking a sedative pill before your procedure. In addition to helping people suffering from dental anxiety or phobia, oral sedation is often a good choice for those with a strong gag reflex, low pain threshold, or particularly sensitive teeth. An oral sedative can bring peace of mind to patients who have a fear of needles (which are often used to administer local anesthesia) or have trouble getting numb. In addition to providing our patients with oral conscious sedation, we offer general dentistry services.
By administering oral conscious sedation, Reston sedation dentist Dr. Wayne Myles can efficiently complete multiple procedures at once while the patient remains comfortable and free of anxiety. This is especially beneficial for patients who need extensive dental work or live far away from our dental office. To learn more about sedation dentistry or schedule an appointment, contact us today or request an appointment online.