Drs. Yung & Jelinek have all the tools and technology in place to deliver the comprehensive dental solutions your family will need along the way through every stage of life. But we also make it easy for anxious or fearful patients to relax long enough to get the high-quality care they deserve by offering three types of sedation dentistry in our office: inhaled sedation, oral sedation, and IV sedation. Trust us, these measures can make a big difference in the way you view your regular dental sessions and they will help you let go of your fear of the dentist. Please read on to hear more about what you can expect during your visits to our comfortable Warrenton, VA office. And then call us today at 540-386-1943 to request your next appointment.

Oral Health Impacts Your Overall Wellness

You really do need a dentist in your life that you can trust to keep up with your ever-changing needs and to keep any emerging issues under control. Consider this: a little spot of tooth decay is a fairly simple easy problem to resolve. But the real problems arise when those cavities that could have been quickly and painlessly treated with a filling are left alone to take over your smile. Before you know it, you could be looking at a dental crown or even a root canal procedure to take care of the unhealthy situation in your mouth. And that is just one example of what not going to the dentist every six months can mean for you.

Gum disease can create far worse problems for your whole body once it gets loose in your bloodstream. All this is to say that delaying your dental checkups and basic restorative treatments doesn’t really allow you to avoid discomfort, it can actually cause you much more pain in the long run, and that will be a pain that extends to your pocketbook as well! That’s not something we would wish on any of our patients. As we stated, we are here to make it as easy as possible for you to maintain optimal health and happiness in regards to your smile. To that end, let’s explore some of the sedation options you’ll have available.

Inhalation Sedation

This method of sedation is affectionately known as laughing gas. It can definitely lighten the mood of a fearful dental patient. Inhalation sedation is a great way to test the waters when it comes to dental sedation levels. This milder sedative can take the edge off your nerves before an appointment, but it is light enough to wear off just in time for you to be able to safely drive yourself home. You just breathe in a sedative that we will be administering throughout your appointment. Quickly you’ll begin to feel completely calm and relaxed.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a deeper technique that works well for longer treatment sessions or for our patients who have slightly more intense feelings of anxiety or a profound fear of the dentist, and require more assistance than others might. For this, we just prescribe you a mild sedative to take orally before you get here. Then you’ll just sit back and drift away while we handle your dental work. Oral sedation is a bit stronger than inhaled sedation, so you may not even remember anything about your time spent with us. Of course, this means that you’ll want to arrange for someone to drive you home after your visit.

IV Sedation

With IV sedation, which is the strongest kind, your dentist can accomplish more dental work in a shorter period of time. Because it goes so deep, you won’t be able to drive in the wake of your session. But you won’t remember any of it either! This is something special we are able to offer our patients. Because administering this level requires extra training and certifications, you won’t get this benefit everywhere you go.

Relax, We’ve Got You Covered!

The staff at our Warrenton, VA dentist’s office is trained to be able to compassionately walk you through each step of your visit, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. We don’t want you to have any unsettling surprises when you are here. We also have cozy, warm blankets and soft pillows to make you feel right at home while you are in our care. And beyond that, our three great sedation dentistry options will further put you at ease and make it that much easier for you to keep your smile on track in the new year and beyond! So, what are you waiting for? Call us at 540-386-1943 today to hear more and get started!