Sedation Dentistry In Virginia

Our goal is to provide a relaxing experience.

We use a number of effective techniques to make your dental experience a calm and relaxing one. Conscious sedation is a preferred alternative for those who are nervous about dental care, or those who want to have multiple dental procedures accomplished in one visit. You don’t find this approach everywhere, because it requires special attention and equipment–it’s one of the things that makes Fredericksburg Smile Center unique.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is where medication is provided to patients to help them relax during their dental procedures. Conscious sedation is often called “sleep dentistry”. This term is used because most patients do sleep the whole time. However, during this time patients are still conscious and are able to respond to verbal commands and questions. Additionally, it tends to have an amnesia effect where most patients don’t remember anything about the procedure at all.

How does Sedation Dentistry Work?

There are a few types of sedation that are used in dentistry:

  • Inhaled sedation: You will breathe in nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) through a mask, which helps you relax.
  • Oral sedation: You can take a pill that causes drowsiness, but still keeps you awake.
  • IV sedation: You receive the sedative through an IV, which allows the dentist to control the level of sedation (and drowsiness).

How Safe is Sedation Dentistry?

Our dentists are highly trained and experienced in sedation dentistry, but speak with your dentist to see if this is the right choice for you.

Schedule a Consultation for Sedation Dentistry in VA Today

If you are looking for an office that does sedation dentistry near you, want to learn more, and want to see if you are a candidate for sedation dentistry, contact us here.

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We work hard to keep your dental care affordable.

Here at Fredericksburg and Ashland Smile Center, we’re proud to make it easy to pay for dental services. We offer high-end dental services at an affordable price. Our staff is trained to help you understand your benefits. We also have financing options that offer low-interest, low-finance plans. Finding affordable dentistry doesn’t have to be intimidating!

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