Why might Fredericksburg area patients consider sedation dentistry?
Dr. Olivia Hart and the Richmond Family Dentistry team understand that patients in the Fredericksburg area may be apprehensive about visiting their dentist because of past negative experiences and potential discomfort. Patients who visit Dr. Hart avoid these concerns and enjoy a positive visit with sedation dentistry.
Sedatives offer a way for patients to feel at ease with their dental care. Fear is one of many factors that keep patients from visiting dentists. When apprehension is addressed with sedation, patients are more comfortable with dental visits. Dr. Olivia Hart finds patients are more willing to come into the office regularly for cleanings, examinations, and treatments when they are offered sedation.
There are two methods through Richmond Family Dentistry: nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas has been used for years to relax dental patients. The gas is easily expelled from the airways with oxygen, making it the perfect approach for patients who need to return to work or have to transport themselves to and from the appointment. For patients who need a deeper level of sedation and can arrange a ride, oral conscious sedation may be more desirable. This method is administered as medication taken beforehand to relax the patient.
Patients are awake and coherent during their appointment, but after returning home they will have little to no recollection of the visit. This is great for patients with severe anxieties.
Patients in or around Fredericksburg who are interested in a holistic dental practice with a team that focuses on overall health and wellbeing, are encouraged to contact Richmond Family Dentistry today to book an appointment with Dr. Hart. She provides new and existing patients with exceptional, comprehensive dental care, and offers new patients free oral cancer screenings.
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