Pain-Free Sedation Dentistry in Ashburn, VA
The Loudoun Smile Center team understands that anxiety can sometimes prevent patients from receiving the quality dental care they deserve to live a full and healthy lifestyle. To ensure our patients always receive high-quality care in a welcoming and positive environment, we offer sedation dentistry in addition to a friendly attitude, professional care, and straightforward explanations. While we always strive to make your feel like you’re in an environment where you feel calm and in control, sometimes adding a safe form of mild sedation is a beneficial option.
Sedation dentistry doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be completely asleep, as you would be under full general anesthesia. At Loudoun Smile Center in Ashburn, VA, we use different levels of sedation to calm anxious or nervous patients, minimize discomfort during a procedure, and even make the time for a treatment seem like it’s passing quickly. When you contact us to make an appointment, our dentist will evaluate whether sedation is right for you and recommend a treatment plan.
What is Dental Anesthesia?
Dental anesthesia can be administered to relax a patient in more than one way. Usually, patients remain awake during the entire procedure in a calm and sleepy state. At Loudoun Smile Center, all sedation methods are administered and monitored by a board-certified, in-office anesthesiologist. Nitrous oxide (sometimes called laughing gas) can be mixed with oxygen and inhaled through an oxygen mask to achieve the right level of anesthesia before a treatment begins. Depending on the amount inhaled, this type of anesthesia wears off quickly so you can leave our office in a completely normal, clear-headed state without much downtime after the procedure.
Another form of dental anesthesia our on-staff anesthesiologist can administer is intravenous (IV) sedation. As a drip or injection, it works quickly to leave you calm and relaxed, even if a treatment takes a few hours to complete.
Why Choose Loudoun Smile Center for Sedation Care?
With a board-certified, in-office anesthesiologist to oversee any sedation treatment, Loudoun Smile Center puts your safety first. Plus, before you ever begin a treatment or start sedation, our team works hard to alleviate anxiety and discomfort during every step of your visit. From the first phone call and consultation, our staff is friendly, compassionate, and ready to explain your oral health and treatment options in clear, straightforward terms. You’ll never feel pressured to pursue a treatment or undergo sedation dentistry, and our team makes sure that you feel empowered to make the right decisions.
Is Sedation Dentistry Covered by Insurance?
If you’re concerned about whether or not sedation dentistry is a covered by your insurance plan, you should know that many insurance policies today do cover anesthesia in full or in part. Check your policy, or call our office today to learn more and make an appointment. Loudoun Smile Center in Ashburn, VA, doesn’t want anything to get in the way of quality dental care!