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Experience Relaxation and Comfort with Sedation Dentistry in Fairfax

Sedation dentistry patient relaxing at Dr. Bassiri's Fairfax dental practiceYour comfort and peace of mind is our top concern. If you feel anxious or fearful about dental visits, or if you need several procedures performed in a short timeframe, sedation dentistry may be your best option. With oral sedation, you will receive the treatment you need while under the relaxing effects of sedation medication. Oral sedation can be a life-changing experience if you are one of the many millions who avoid dental treatment out of fear. With sedation, you will remember very little, or nothing at all, about your procedure. Among the most common phobias, visiting the dentist causes many people severe anxiety and stress. Often, fearful patients forgo necessary dental care to avoid a visit to their dentist. Dr. Bassiri will take every precaution to ensure that any treatment you receive from us is entirely safe, comfortable, relaxing, and rewarding.

What Are Your Sedation Dentistry Options?

Dr. Bassiri is highly trained and experienced in sedation dentistry, which enables him to evaluate patients and determine the best sedation option for each unique situation. We offer the following for patient comforts:

Oral Sedation: Taking Fear Out of Dentistry

What exactly does oral sedation entail? Oral sedation alleviates anxiety, so you can face dental appointments with confidence. If you fear dental appointments, call our Fairfax dental office to determine if oral sedation is available for you based on your medical history and current medications. If you’re a good candidate for oral sedation, the dentist will select an appropriate anti-anxiety or sedative drug for you to take at a pre-determined time before your appointment. These safe, widely-prescribed drugs diminish anxiety and help patients relax.

Why Choose Oral Sedation?

In general, patients choose oral sedation if they:

How Will Oral Sedation Medication Affect Me?

Your decreased anxiety level will help the dentist determine dosage, which in turn determines your consciousness level during the appointment. Some patients become so relaxed they drift off into a restful sleep during their dental procedures. Throughout your appointment, we will closely monitor your vital signs to ensure your safety. When you choose oral sedation, you must have a responsible adult who can drive you to and from your appointment and spend some time with you after the appointment until the sedative wears off completely.

What Risks or Side Effects Are Associated With Oral Sedation?

The anti-anxiety medications used to achieve oral sedation have been prescribed and studied for years, so potential side effects are widely documented. These drugs are generally safe for most patients and have a low incidence of side effects, which tend to be minor. Typically, patients who receive oral sedation experience:

Fairfax and Gainesville Sedation Appointments

If you need an experienced oral sedation dentist contact Dr. Bassiri to schedule your appointment today. Our comfortable and welcoming dental offices proudly serve patients daily throughout the Fairfax McLean area in Northern Virginia, the greater Washington DC Metro area, and the surrounding communities.