Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Fear of dental work or dentists can keep you from getting the dentistry treatments you need for good oral health.

 

Smiles for Life Dental Care in Staunton and Bridgewater, VA, offers safe, calming sedation to keep you relaxed during dental procedures.

 

If you have been avoiding the dentist due to anxiety, our Harrisonburg area practice can use sedation to make your visit more pleasant…

Sedation Dentistry

Fear of dental work or dentists can keep you from getting the dentistry treatments you need for good oral health.

 

Smiles for Life Dental Care in Staunton and Bridgewater, VA, offers safe, calming sedation to keep you relaxed during dental procedures.

 

If you have been avoiding the dentist due to anxiety, our Harrisonburg area practice can use sedation to make your visit more pleasant…

Can Sedation Dentistry Make Results Like These Possible?

Patient with missing teeth before receiving dental implants in Bridgewater.

Before Dental Implants

Patient showing off his new dental implants in Bridgewater.

After Dental Implants

Absolutely. Dr. Joe McIntyreDr. Dan Whiting, and Dr. Philipp Luschin are esteemed dentistry professionals serving the Harrisonburg, Bridgewater, and Staunton, VA, area. They are committed to providing patients of all ages with high-quality, anxiety-free dentistry. Imagine having dental implant surgery, root canal therapy, or even a simple cleaning with no stress, no pain, and potentially no memory of the experience. Sedation dentistry at our Bridgewater and Staunton, VA, offices can help make the smile of your dreams a reality and help enhance your oral health.

Can Sedation Dentistry Make Results Like These Possible?

Patient with missing teeth before receiving dental implants in Bridgewater.

Before Dental Implants

Patient showing off his new dental implants in Bridgewater.

After Dental Implants

Absolutely. Dr. Joe McIntyreDr. Dan Whiting, and Dr. Philipp Luschin are esteemed dentistry professionals serving the Harrisonburg, Bridgewater, and Staunton, VA, area. They are committed to providing patients of all ages with high-quality, anxiety-free dentistry. Imagine having dental implant surgery, root canal therapy, or even a simple cleaning with no stress, no pain, and potentially no memory of the experience. Sedation dentistry at our Bridgewater and Staunton, VA, offices can help make the smile of your dreams a reality and help enhance your oral health.

I Am Afraid of Dentistry Procedures

Do Other People Have the Same Fears?

According to the Dental Research Journal

Sedation Dentistry Offers Many Benefits

Your anxiety-free dentistry experience begins the second you enter our practice serving the Harrisonburg, VA, area. The warm and friendly team at Smiles for Life Dental Care will do everything they can to help you relax. It’s an added comfort that sedation dentistry options provide benefits like these:

No Pain

Fear of pain plays a huge role in dental anxiety. Sedation helps diminish pain receptors in the brain. When combined with local anesthesia, your procedure should be completely pain free.

Pure Relaxation

Sedation given at our offices in Staunton and Bridgewater will put you in a deeply relaxed or very drowsy state. It depends on if you choose nitrous oxide or oral sedation. Either way, you will remain conscious and able to respond to your dentist.

No Memory of the Procedure

Sedation can also prevent you from remembering your procedure, so you might have even less anxiety the next time you visit one of our Harrisonburg area offices for dental treatment.

Helps You Sit Still

Some patients may have medical issues that prevent them from sitting still, or physical issues that make sitting for long periods painful. Our sedation options can help you safely overcome these issues.

Reduces Gag Reflex

Many patients gag the second a dentist comes near their mouth with a dental instrument. This can make your procedure difficult to complete. Sedation calms the gagging reflex so your dentist can get to work and get you out of the dental chair as quickly as possible.

Makes Multiple Procedures Possible

Our smile makeover patients can benefit from sedation as it will allow our dentists to do more than one procedure while you are relaxing in one of our comfy dental chairs. This can cut down on the number appointments you have to make at our Harrisonburg, VA, area practice.

Sedation Dentistry Offers Many Benefits

Your anxiety-free dentistry experience begins the second you enter our practice serving the Harrisonburg, VA, area. The warm and friendly team at Smiles for Life Dental Care will do everything they can to help you relax. It’s an added comfort that sedation dentistry options provide benefits like these:

No Pain

Fear of pain plays a huge role in dental anxiety. Sedation helps diminish pain receptors in the brain. When combined with local anesthesia, your procedure should be completely pain free.

Pure Relaxation

Sedation given at our offices in Staunton and Bridgewater will put you in a deeply relaxed or very drowsy state. It depends on if you choose nitrous oxide or oral sedation. Either way, you will remain conscious and able to respond to your dentist.

No Memory of the Procedure

Sedation can also prevent you from remembering your procedure, so you might have even less anxiety the next time you visit one of our Harrisonburg area offices for dental treatment.

Helps You Sit Still

Some patients may have medical issues that prevent them from sitting still, or physical issues that make sitting for long periods painful. Our sedation options can help you safely overcome these issues.

Reduces Gag Reflex

Many patients gag the second a dentist comes near their mouth with a dental instrument. This can make your procedure difficult to complete. Sedation calms the gagging reflex so your dentist can get to work and get you out of the dental chair as quickly as possible.

Makes Multiple Procedures Possible

Our smile makeover patients can benefit from sedation as it will allow our dentists to do more than one procedure while you are relaxing in one of our comfy dental chairs. This can cut down on the number appointments you have to make at our Harrisonburg, VA, area practice.

Ready to Overcome Dental Anxiety?

Contact Us About Sedation Dentistry

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you already know that visiting the dentist for any kind of treatment can be an extremely stressful experience. Choosing Smiles for Life Dental Care for your next visit could be the most stress-free decision you have ever made.

 

Our dentists have received advanced training from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. This means that they are highly educated in the administration and monitoring of sedation, and can help anxious patients get the dental care they need.

 

Learn how sedation dentistry can make dental procedures as pain-free and stress-free as possible. Schedule a consultation using our online contact form or by giving us a call. And if you are seeking a second opinion, your consultation will be free.

Ready to Overcome Dental Anxiety?

Contact Us About Sedation Dentistry

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you already know that visiting the dentist for any kind of treatment can be an extremely stressful experience. Choosing Smiles for Life Dental Care for your next visit could be the most stress-free decision you have ever made.

 

Our dentists have received advanced training from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. This means that they are highly educated in the administration and monitoring of sedation, and can help anxious patients get the dental care they need.

 

Learn how sedation dentistry can make dental procedures as pain-free and stress-free as possible. Schedule a consultation using our online contact form or by giving us a call. And if you are seeking a second opinion, your consultation will be free.

Top-Tier Reviews from Our Family of Dental Patients

"I had very little anxiety throughout the visit."

Top-Tier Reviews from Our Family of Dental Patients

"I had very little anxiety throughout the visit."

Our Sedation Dentistry Options

Whether because of anxiety or physical interference, many patients avoid dental treatment. However, this can allow harmful oral conditions to develop undeterred. These conditions can often indicate more systemic issues, including diabetes, immune disorders, heart or lung disease, and even AIDS. Routine dental appointments at our Harrisonburg area offices are important for identifying the early signs of adverse health conditions. These safe, gentle sedation options can help you keep oral issues from affecting your overall health:

Sedation dentistry helps patients with dental anxiety in Bridgewater and Staunton.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Also known as laughing gas, this gas mixture is the mildest form of sedation available. It is easily administered through a mask placed over your nose during treatment. Your dentist will carefully monitor your dosage throughout the procedure. Once the gas begins to take effect, you will feel relaxed but remain fully aware of your surroundings. You might even a giggle a bit. Once the mask is removed, the effects will wear off quickly. In fact, laughing gas is the only form of sedation that allows you to drive yourself home from one of our Harrisonburg area offices.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral sedation involves swallowing a prescribed pill about an hour before your procedure begins. Your dentist will determine the strength of the sedative based on your anxiety and the complexity of your procedure. The minimum dose will leave patients feeling drowsy but awake, while a moderate dose can put you into a deeper state of relaxation. You will still be able to respond to questions. The effects or an oral sedative can last awhile, so patients must ensure they have a ride to and from our office.

Oral conscious sedation is one of the most popular forms of dental sedation.

Our Sedation Dentistry Options

Whether because of anxiety or physical interference, many patients avoid dental treatment. However, this can allow harmful oral conditions to develop undeterred. These conditions can often indicate more systemic issues, including diabetes, immune disorders, heart or lung disease, and even AIDS. Routine dental appointments at our Harrisonburg area offices are important for identifying the early signs of adverse health conditions. These safe, gentle sedation options can help you keep oral issues from affecting your overall health:

Sedation dentistry helps patients with dental anxiety in Bridgewater and Staunton.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Also known as laughing gas, this gas mixture is the mildest form of sedation available. It is easily administered through a mask placed over your nose during treatment. Your dentist will carefully monitor your dosage throughout the procedure. Once the gas begins to take effect, you will feel relaxed but remain fully aware of your surroundings. You might even a giggle a bit. Once the mask is removed, the effects will wear off quickly. In fact, laughing gas is the only form of sedation that allows you to drive yourself home from one of our Harrisonburg area offices.

Oral conscious sedation is one of the most popular forms of dental sedation.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral sedation involves swallowing a prescribed pill about an hour before your procedure begins. Your dentist will determine the strength of the sedative based on your anxiety and the complexity of your procedure. The minimum dose will leave patients feeling drowsy but awake, while a moderate dose can put you into a deeper state of relaxation. You will still be able to respond to questions. The effects or an oral sedative can last awhile, so patients must ensure they have a ride to and from our office.

Six Reasons to Choose

Smiles for Life Dental Care

On top of sedation dentistry, our practice offers the following to make your appointment as efficient, relaxing, and affordable as possible:

Warm, snuggly blankets and fresh home-baked muffins

CEREC® Same-Day dental restorations

No double booking, and keeping our appointments on time

Advanced technology like laser dentistry, low-radiation digital X-rays, and 3D digital scanners

Coverage through dental insurance and Medicare, and low-interest financing through CareCredit® and LendingClub®

Individualized treatment plans based on your dental needs, not on what will cost the most

Read Why Our Patients Love Us

"I would very much recommend them to anyone."

Read Why Our Patients Love Us

"I would very much recommend them to anyone."

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