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Sedation dentistry, particularly the use of oral conscious sedation, is a valuable solution for individuals who experience dental anxiety or have complex dental procedures that require a more relaxed and comfortable experience. At Radiant Smiles, we understand that dental fear or anxiety can be a significant barrier to seeking necessary dental care. Our commitment to comprehensive dental services includes the incorporation of sedation options like oral conscious sedation to ensure our patients receive the treatment they need while feeling at ease. We offer sedation dentistry for dental phobia and patients with special needs at our dental center in Arlington, VA.

Sedation dentistry is a viable option for anyone who has a dental phobia or other issues that make receiving dental care difficult. A severe gag reflex, anxiety, invasive procedures and other issues can impact comfort when receiving dental treatments. Sedation can make the experience more comfortable for the patient and allow for a more efficient procedure.

The Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation involves the administration of medication in pill form that helps patients achieve a deeply relaxed state during their dental procedures. It is distinct from general anesthesia, as patients remain conscious and responsive but are in a significantly reduced state of awareness. The sedation medication often causes drowsiness, reduces anxiety and discomfort, and sometimes results in a partial or complete lack of memory of the procedure. Some of the benefits of oral conscious sedation include:

  • Reduced Anxiety: Oral conscious sedation is highly effective in alleviating dental anxiety, making it easier for individuals to undergo treatments they might otherwise avoid.
  • Improved Comfort: Patients feel more at ease and comfortable throughout their dental procedures, even those that are more lengthy or complex.
  • Enhanced Cooperation: Sedation can help patients relax and cooperate with the dentist, making it easier for the dental team to complete the necessary treatment.
  • Time Efficiency: Sedation can sometimes allow for multiple procedures to be completed in a single appointment, saving both time and stress.

After the procedure, you will need a brief recovery period to allow the sedation effects to wear off. You will need a trusted companion to accompany you and ensure a safe journey home.

If you have dental anxiety or you are facing an invasive procedure like a tooth extraction, sedation dentistry may be an option for you. To learn more about our sedation options, contact our compassionate team at Radiant Smiles. Call our dental center in the Arlington and Alexandria, VA, area to schedule a consultation.

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Dr. Surbhi Chandna

Dr. Surbhi Chandna is a general and cosmetic dentist. She started her career in Dentistry in 2005 and has since gained experience working in India and United States. She is a graduate of prestigious University of Pittsburgh- School of Dentistry. She has years of experience working in Richmond, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She has taken hundreds of CE courses to stay updated with the latest dental technology.

She truly enjoys the art of dentistry, because she can use her skillset to improve the smile, oral health, and confidence of her patients. Refer to our gallery for some of the cases that she has done.

Featured in Arlington Magazine’s July/August ’23 Dentist profile

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3801 N Fairfax Dr Suite 25
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