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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation You No Longer Have to Be Afraid!
Fairfax Sedation Dentist Dr. Jelinek

 Fearful patients no longer have to be afraid of the dentist.  Getting the treatment you need, can be done easily and painlessly while you are totally relaxed and comfortable. 

 Oral sedation has many benefits that make getting your dentistry possible.  Being sedated using oral medications means there are no needles.  While you do not actually sleep during treatment, you will be sleepy-sedated just enough to make you totally relaxed and at ease.  One of the best parts is that by the next day, most people remember little-to-nothing of the time they spent in the dental chair.  Gone are memories of the sights, sounds, and smells of the office that are often so traumatizing.

 With sedation dentistry, time seems to pass very quickly, so hours feel like minutes.  It's a great option if you need a large amount of dental care completed at one time.  Oral sedation enables your dentist to work more efficiently and complete more treatment in fewer visits, reducing four or five appointments to just one or two. 

 Many dental procedures can be completed with the help of sedation dentistry, including crown work, routine extractions, dentures, filling cavities, gum care, tooth whitening, bonding, hygiene, even root canals!  It IS possible for you to smile with confidence and chew without pain. 


 After a consultation and health history review are completed, you and Dr. Jelinek will decide on a treatment plan that's right for you.  He will select the best oral sedation medications and protocol to meet your individual needs.  Sometimes a pill is given to take the night before the appointment and/or one hour prior.  You will arrive (with your companion) at the office already feeling relaxed, maybe even drowsy.  Once there, Dr. Jelinek will decide whether or not to administer more medication. 

 Since the purpose of oral sedation dentistry is to make you as comfortable as possible, you'll be encouraged to come to your appointment wearing loose, comfortable clothing.  You'll be covered in a thick, warm blanket to relax with while you're waiting treatment to begin. 

 Who Can Benefit From Oral Sedation Dentistry?

 People who have

  • high fear and anxiety about seeing a dentist
  • a history of traumatic dental experiences
  • difficulty getting numb
  • very sensitive teeth
  • a need to have more dentistry completed in fewer visits
  • a bad gag reflex

 And people who: 

  • hate needles (oral sedation uses pills, not an IV needle)
  • don't do well with the sights, sounds, and smells associated with dental treatment
  • are embarrassed about the amount of dental work that may be required

 Common Questions: 

Q. Will I be unconscious?

No, but you will be completely relaxed and comfortable. 

Q. Will I be monitored?

Yes, at all times.  Your vital signs will be taken throughout the appointment and you will be monitored closely. One of our team will always be with you. 

Q. Will someone need to accompany me to my appointment?

Yes, you will need a companion to drive you to and from your appointment.  

Q. How long will I remain sedated after my appointment?

Each person's recovery time is different based on the medications and dosages that are used.  You should plan on relaxing and taking it easy for the remainder of the day after your appointment and have your companion stay with your until you are fully recovered.

Contact us for more information about Sedation Dentistry.


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