Sedation Dentistry – Vienna, VA
Remain at Ease During Your Visit
Tens of millions of Americans avoid going to the dentist every year simply because they have anxiety or a fear of visiting the dentist. If this sounds like you, just know that you are not alone and this anxiety is not your fault. That’s why Dr. Hisham Barakat provides multiple levels of sedation to keep you calm during treatment. Furthermore, if you are a parent of a special needs child and they struggle to get dental care, sedation dentistry could change their life. Call our office to learn more about the sedation process!
Why Choose Tyson Smiles for Sedation Dentistry?
- Nitrous Oxide Provides Fast-Acting Relief
- Hospital-Grade General Anesthesia Available
- IV Sedation For More Severe Anxiety
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
The most common form of sedation provided in dentistry, nitrous oxide is ideal for putting patients at ease very quickly. This gaseous substance is inhaled throughout treatment and adjusted by the dentist based on the patient’s needs. You’ll still be awake during the treatment and able to inform Dr. Barakat of your comfort levels. Once the treatment is over, we’ll remove the sedative and you can continue about your day without interruption.
The strongest form of sedation dentistry available, IV sedation is administered intravenously during the course of your treatment. Like any IV, this allows Dr. Barakat to adjust the amount of sedative that is provided at any given time. If you need additional sedative to curb your severe anxiety, we can easily provide it on the fly. Since the effects of IV sedation are much stronger than other sedatives, we ask that you have a friend or family member pick you up from your appointment.
General Anesthesiology (Sleep Dentistry)
This level of sedation is largely available only in hospitals, however, Dr. Barakat has the expertise and knowledge to provide it in his own office. This is the only form of sedation he offers that actually puts patients to sleep completely. Once you wake up, the treatment will be over and you can have a friend or family member drive you back home. Sleep dentistry is largely used for those who struggle to sit still in the dental chair or who suffer from extreme dental anxiety.