General Sedation Information
If the thought of going to the dentist and undergoing a dental procedure makes you anxious; if you have put off needed care and suffered with pain, or a smile that you are less than proud of because of a fear of the dentist, then we have just what you are looking for. Southpoint Quality Dental offers sedation dentistry to Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA patients.
You’ve taken the right first step. You’re here. We’ve designed this page to help answer the questions you may have. The next step is to give our office a call, you will encounter no judgement or pushy sales, just a friendly staff who’s top priority is being sure that we can safely, and comfortably deliver the care that you deserve. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, and if you feel comfortable from there setup a consult with Dr. Swanson
Allow me share with you a little information about services offered here that are designed to eliminate the stress of dental treatment. Sedation dentistry comes in several forms, specifically nitrous oxide, oral sedation, IV sedation or a combination of two or more techniques. We value you as our patient and want to ensure your comfort and safety in every step of your treatment.
Sedation allows us to do that. It will put you at ease so that you remain relaxed but responsive throughout the appointment.
Picture it: a two-hour appointment goes by in the blink of an eye. You’re calm, comfortable and when the sedation wears off you’ll be back home!
Your health and safety is our top priority once you’re settled in the chair, Dr. Swanson, a highly trained sedation dentist, and his well trained and experienced staff will provide you with the excellent care you deserve in complete safety and comfort. Please know you’re in a safe place, that you aren’t alone and there is no judgment – just care that is efficient, safe and excellent.
If you have questions or want to know more about sedation, please let one of our doctors or one of our team members know. We are very happy to discuss with you in further detail how sedation can help you receive the care you need and a smile you are proud to show off.
Thank you for choosing us as your partner in oral care. We look forward to meeting your dental needs!
Types Of Sedation
General Sedation/ General Anesthesia is what is commonly referred to as being “put to sleep”. This is normally only performed in an operating room under the care of an anesthesiologist. Under general sedation you will not be able to respond, and you will require assistance from a ventilator to breath for you.
General sedation is not performed in our office.
Oral sedation allows the use of anxiety and pain medication to create a calm and relaxing dental appointment. Patients report little to no memory of their procedure and the medications used are similar to those used in medical outpatient surgical procedures such as Vasectomy procedures. The patient is conscious during the entire procedure, is able to breathe on their own and will respond to verbal commands all while having dental work performed comfortably.