There are numerous reasons that people experience anxiety about dental visits. Some patients had poor experiences in the past, while others have a low threshold for pain or just fear needles. Regardless of the reason, sedation dentistry in Fairfax, VA, can help eliminate feelings of apprehension about dental procedures.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is not just for individuals who fear dental procedures. Its benefits also include faster treatment and fewer visits for in-depth procedures. At the office of Dr. J. Alexander Withers, we can place you in a relaxed state so that you will have minimal memories of the dental treatment. Additionally, our techniques significantly reduce pain using a safe, gentle and efficient process, which allows us to perform the treatment you need to ensure healthy teeth and gums.

How the Process Works

This painless process allows us to provide dental treatment that ordinarily might require multiple visits. Regardless of the type you choose, we will make sure you are completely comfortable before the treatment begins.

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation - This option, commonly known as laughing gas, is for patients who desire light sedation. Its relaxing effects wear off quickly once treatment concludes, allowing you to drive yourself to and from your appointment. We can even alter the depth of sedation throughout the procedure to ensure that the experience remains pain-free.
  • Oral Sedation- We can administer minimal sedation orally by having you take a small pill an hour before your appointment, which allows us to relieve anxiety without the use of needles or intravenous medication. This method is especially beneficial for patients who traditionally have trouble with the numbing process.
  • General Anesthesia- We also offer general anesthesia as an alternative method of sedation. This option offers advantages for special-needs or developmentally disabled patients.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

To schedule your appointment today or hear more details about sedation dentistry in Fairfax, VA, call Dr. J. Alexander Withers Periodontics at 703-997-5741. We are here to assist you.