How Sedation Dentistry Can Improve Your Dental Experience

Dental IV Bag

Are you anxious about an upcoming dental procedure, such as dental implants, and have questions about sedation? You are not alone. Up to 30% of people express anxiety and concerns about discomfort or pain that can be associated with dental procedures. This can often cause a delay in seeking much needed treatment, which can, in turn, worsen the dental issue. Fortunately, there are many ways to alleviate any worries. Dental sedation, or anesthesia, can help reduce or eliminate any pain or discomfort sensations in a safe and convenient way! A dentist in Fairfax, VA can make the best sedation choice for you based on your individual needs and wants––including any health issues, procedure length, or potential allergic reactions.


The different types of sedation options include:

  • Local anesthesia medication: numbing the area or causing temporary unconsciousness to be pain-free.
  • Sedation: can be mild, moderate, or deep unconsciousness. Administered through oral or intravenous (IV).
  • General anesthesia: used for longer procedures, full unconsciousness and complete relaxation. Administered through a face mask or IV.


While anesthesia is considered to be quite safe, as with most procedures, there are some side effects to consider; including nausea/vomiting, headache, and dry mouth. It is important to choose a dental professional in Fairfax, VA that has the knowledge and experience of using top-notch anesthesia methods. A dentist should have a number of years of clinical experience in administering and monitoring all levels of anesthesia and should strive to ensure their patients experience comfortable and pain-free dental procedures and offer a range of anesthesia options for you to choose from. Their team should be trained and licensed to provide personalized anesthesia services using state-of-the-art equipment and resources all offered on-site; including oral and IV sedation, general anesthesia, and nitrous oxide, which relaxes you through inhalation.


Don’t be anxious of dental services any longer!

You can certainly be excited about your next dental procedure with so many anesthesia options, you can rest assured that your next appointment will be relaxing, safe, and effective! Call our doctor, Dr. Withers, at (703) 997-4211, for our office in Fairfax, VA today to learn more and schedule a consultation!



  1. What you need to know about dental anesthesia, Healthline.


More Posts

Gum Disease Treatment LANAP

What is LANAP® Gum Disease Treatment?

Are you experiencing gum soreness, bleeding, or swelling? Periodontal disease may be to blame. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is typically caused by

Judgment-Free, High-Quality Dentistry is Possible

Experience it for yourself!