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Advantages of oral conscious sedation in Richmond

oral conscious sedation available from dentist in Glen Allen VA

Over the past several years, more dentists have acknowledged the severe anxiety some people feel when facing dental visits. Richmond Family Dentistry wants patients to feel calm and confident in receiving gentle, effective dental care. Without regular professional examinations and cleanings, oral health suffers and subsequently impacts the entire body. Dr. Olivia Hart and the team encourage you take advantage of the various options in sedation offered at the Richmond Family Dentistry. Sedation helps to get your healthiest smile back!
Millions of people are finding freedom from their dental fears, which may include:

  • Anxiety about pain
  • A strong gag reflex
  • Apprehension about sitting in the dental chair for extended periods

Sedation allows you to relax and get the treatment you need to improve the look and feel of your smile. Dr. Hart offers both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation for any type of dental service at her Richmond practice.
Oral sedation is ideal for those who feel anxious long before settling into treatment. This option effectively achieves various levels of sedation. Oral sedatives are carefully dosed for optimal results. Small doses lead to lighter sedation, providing relaxation and comfort. Higher doses lead to moderate sedation, providing decreased consciousness coupled with the ability to respond to external stimulation.
You retain little if any memory of dental treatment. This method of sedation is effective and convenient, requiring only a pill. Once you arrive for treatment, you will feel calm and relaxed. An IV or mask is not needed for further sedation.
Oral sedation is also safe. Few people experience adverse reactions. Throughout treatment, Dr. Hart monitors sedated patients to ensure comfort from start to finish.
When oral conscious sedation is a part of the treatment plan, it is necessary to have reliable transportation to and from visits. It is beneficial to remain comfortable at home for the remainder of the day, allowing the effects of the sedative to wear off naturally.
Be comfortable and anxiety-free during dental visits. It’s Richmond Family Dentistry’s goal to facilitate optimal oral health. Dr. Hart also provides oral cancer screenings for new patients, and personalized treatment for all.
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Keisa W.
I wish there were more stars :) This clinic has upheld to every standard of patient care I could ever expect. A special shout out to Ms. Sandy at the front desk for assisting me(& listening to all of my concerns) in transitioning to this clinic. You helped me in making that final decision to make this my permanent dental home. Dr. Hart topped it off., thank you both ! Invest in yourself and give yourself the best quality of care you deserve. This practice helps you to achieve that.
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