Types of Patients

Types of Patients

Who Needs Sedation Dentistry?

At NOVA Dental Anesthesia in Burke, Northern VA, we understand how big of an impact dental anxiety can have on someone’s life, smile and overall oral health. There are various types of patients that could benefit from sedation dentistry or anesthesia which include:

Sedation Dentistry for Adults

You may be surprised to find out, but dental anxiety is actually extremely common among adults, leading to many neglecting their smile, oral health, and dental care. Along with dental anxiety or needle phobias, adult patients receiving extensive treatment, who have a severe gag reflex or do not respond to numbing may also be a good candidate for sedation dentistry.

Sedation Dentistry for Children

When it comes to children and dental anxiety, it is often a bit less common. However, parents with dental anxiety or those that neglect to bring their child to the dentist routinely may have a higher risk of a child with a dental phobia. Children that receive sedation dentistry early in life are also more likely to overcome their fear later in life.

Sedation Dentistry for Special Needs

When it comes to sedation dentistry for special needs, there are a variety of reasons a patient may be a candidate. Those with uncontrolled movements or violent tendencies may need to be sedated prior to arriving. Patients in wheelchairs may require special access. Prior to an appointment, simply let us know, and we would be happy to accommodate you and your loved one.

Visit NOVA Dental Anesthesia of Burke, Northern VA Today

Think that you or your loved one could benefit from sedation dentistry? Contact NOVA Dental Anesthesia in Northern VA today to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to discuss the patient needing sedation dentistry and the different options that may be available. We look forward to providing your family with the exceptional dental care you deserve.

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