Dr. Mazhari offers sedation options in our Alexandria dentist office to make your dental procedure a virtually pain free experience of which you will have little to no memory afterwards.
Sedation dentistry also plays an important role in helping patients with dental anxiety receive the dentistry they need to enjoy the benefits of a healthy and functional smile. Dental anxiety is one of the leading factors in poor oral health among adults today. Many suffer with complex dental problems that can affect their daily quality of life due to a fear of visiting the dentist. Dr. Mazhari works with patients on an individual basis and can help you to restore a comfortable, healthy smile with compassionate care provided in a warm, friendly environment.
Sedation Dentistry in Northern Virginia
Dr. Mazhari offers options for dental sedation and will meet with you to discuss your medical history and personal concerns to determine which is best for you. Each type of sedation has pros and cons and Dr. Mazhari will educate you on how they work, what they require and associated costs if applicable.
Our sedation options:
- Oral sedation: administered in pill form, this type of conscious sedation may require an at home dose to ensure you are completely relaxed for your procedure. It also takes some time to wear off and for these reasons will require an escort to and from your appointment.
- IV sedation: if deemed necessary, Dr. Mazhari will coordinate IV sedation services in our dentist office with a local anesthesiologist. This ensures your safety during sedation and enables us to perform the necessary dental procedures to meet your oral health needs
Dr. Mazhari works with patients to establish relaxation techniques that are unique to them and help them feel calm, relaxed and confident while receiving dental care. Options range from the use of music or video for distraction to helping you visualize scenes that reduce your feelings of anxiety.
In certain cases, taking the time to fully educate you on the steps of your procedure can reduce stress and make the visit more pleasant.