Sedation Dentistry In Roanoke, VA
A Solution to Your Dental Anxiety!
Do you have a fear of the Dentist?
Sedation dentistry is the term given to dental procedures that are done while a patient is partially sedated. At Cave Spring Dental Arts, we offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions from our Roanoke dental office, including nitrous oxide sedation, oral conscious sedation, and Intravenous (IV) sedation to help you undergo treatment without anxiety.
Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?
Anyone who is anxious or fearful about visiting the dentist can benefit from sedation dentistry, as it helps patients relax and remain comfortable during treatment. With sedation dentistry, you won't feel pain or discomfort, and you will be mostly unaware of what is going on around you. This helps to make lengthy appointments easier, particularly for those who are nervous about visiting the dentist. While undergoing any sedation treatment at our office, you will remain conscious and able to signal to Dr. DeMichele if you are at all uncomfortable, but you will remember very little, if any, of the treatment time.
Nitrous Oxide vs. Oral Conscious Sedation vs. Intravenous (IV) Sedation
Nitrous oxide gas is a common method for calming patients during dental treatment. With "laughing gas", as nitrous oxide is commonly called, a small mask is placed over your nose and mouth and you will quickly feel comfortable and relaxed.
Oral conscious sedation is given in pill form and can be any of these common sedatives:
Intravenous sedation is adminstered directly into a vein (typically in the arm) and can be any of these common medications:
All of these medications have amnesiac and anxiety-reducing properties, but each will differ in how long they remain in your system. Patients considering oral conscious sedation or IV sedation will need to arrange transportation to and from the our office on the day of treatment.
I Haven't Been to the Dentist in Years. Can Dental Sedation Help Me?
At Cave Spring Dental Arts, we understand that people who are afraid of visiting the dentist often go for long periods of time between appointments. Our goal in offering sedation dentistry in Roanoke is to help those who have been putting off dental appointments finally receive the care that they need. When you choose us, you can be certain that your sedation procedure will be safe and that you won't be judged or lectured for not visiting us sooner. We will provide the help you need in a supportive way and use the best sedation technique to make your appointment as hassle-free as possible.
Is Sedation Dentistry Costly?
The cost of sedation dentistry services vary based on what sedation method is used and what procedure is being performed. We can discuss the specific costs for your particular procedure at your consultation appointment. Our practice works with all major dental insurance companies, and we have many payment options, including payment plans.
Learn More about Sedation Dental Care -- Contact Our Office
Every patient’s experience after sedation dentistry is different, and after-care requirements differ from procedure to procedure. Dr. DeMichele will fully discuss recovery and after-care with you both at your consultation appointment and on the day of your procedure. To learn more about sedation dentistry in Roanoke, contact
Cave Spring Dental Arts to set up a consultation appointment
with Dr. DeMichele.