Millions of Americans suffer from dental anxiety. Fear and nervousness can prevent patients from keeping their scheduled dental appointments. In fact, many of those who experience dental anxiety avoid going to the dentist for months or even years. This, of course, can result in the need for more extensive dental work in the future. Sedation dentistry can address these issues by inducing a state of relaxation and calmness. At our Sterling, VA, practice, Dr. E. Richard Hughes provides oral conscious and nitrous oxide sedation options for patients with dental anxiety or who otherwise seek stress-free dental treatments.
Sedation dentistry is helpful for a number of situations. You may be an excellent candidate for sedation if you:
While sedation is an excellent option for many patients, it is important to understand it is not for everyone. For example, short or simple procedures may not require it. However, to determine your candidacy, Dr. Hughes will talk with you about your options during your initial consultation. Our primary goal is to help every patient enjoy a comfortable, relaxing, and peaceful dental experience.
If you dread going to the dentist or skip your appointments due to anxiety, sedation dentistry may be an option for you.
At our practice, Dr. Hughes offers two primary types of sedation:
If you dread going to the dentist or skip your appointments due to anxiety, sedation dentistry may be an option for you. To find out if sedation can help you enjoy an improved dental experience, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hughes. You can call our office at (703) 444-1152 or contact us online anytime.