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Many people have problems visiting the dentist, and many of those problems stem from dental anxiety – a recognized medical phobia. This anxiety can prevent people from getting the dental care needed to ensure their oral health is at optimal levels.

That’s why sedation dentistry is offered at Crozet Dentist in Charlottesville, Virginia. Sedation dentistry makes dental appointments an easy, enjoyable experience.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a form of dentistry where you’re under one of four levels of sedation during various dental procedures. By undergoing sedation, you’re able to relax in Dr. Dr. Jennifer Rice and Dr. James Rice’s chair throughout any procedure.

How is sedation administered?

Depending on the level of your anxiety, you can choose from four levels of sedation. From minimal sedation – like laughing gas – to general anesthesia (generally only used for oral surgery procedures) sedation is administered either orally, via a shot, or IV.

Is it safe?

The American Dental Association (ADA) has recognized sedation dentistry as a safe practice, and it’s recommended to be used for people with legitimate dental anxiety issues.

If you haven’t had a regular dental cleaning in a long time due to anxiety about visiting the dentist, then call us today at 434-218-7072 to get more information about sedation dentistry and schedule an appointment.