For many patients, visiting the dentist is an anxiety-ridden experience, whether due to past experiences or stories shared by others. However, in the long run, avoiding visiting a dentist causes more harm than good. Without regular preventative dental care, cavities, gingivitis, and other oral health-related issues can arise and become severe conditions without proper treatment.
From gentle, professional cleanings and x-rays to sedation methods, the friendly dentists and staff at Reflection - Little River are committed to making your visits a relaxed and comfortable experience. In addition to making your office visits stress-free and positive, we are committed to educating you about the various dental treatment options available to you.
If you have questions about our comfort dentistry services or how we will make your visit a comfortable, and positive experience, call Reflection - Little River at 703-256-3313 today to schedule an appointment.
Many people put off visiting the dentist due to apprehension and fear, neglecting important dental work in the process. Unlike deep sedation or general anesthesia, IV Sedation will keep you alert and conscious during your procedure. With IV sedation you will remain awake and still be able to cooperate with instructions. Prior to your treatment, you'll receive medication through an intravenous line. This will place you in a calm, relaxed state while you retain all verbal and physical response capabilities throughout your treatment.
Nitrous Oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have.
Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the Nitrous Oxide. You won't fall asleep; instead, the Nitrous Oxide simply puts you at ease and eliminates any anxiety you may normally experience.