At Drs. Jung and Jelinek in Warrenton, VA we provide a wide range of comfort options including dental sedation to help you have your most comfortable dental appointment ever, every time you’re here. All that is to say that we take dental anxiety seriously (but not personally). Keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to call us at 540-253-1377 to request your gentle dental experience. You’ll be so glad you did!
A Compassionate Approach To Dentistry
Our compassionate and caring staff are here to help alleviate the stress and fear of the dentist that can accompany dental anxiety. Drs. Jung and Jelinek have more than three decades experience at this. As such, our office provides a range of comfort options.
You can enjoy:
- Warm blankets to make you feel cozy.
- Longer appointment times as needed so you won’t feel rushed.
- Headphones and music to suit your preferences.
- Private patient rooms to avoid feeling self-conscious.
- In-depth explanations of what we’re about to do.
In some cases, folks with milder levels of dental anxiety can be comforted enough by these amenities. For anyone who requires a little more assistance in the relaxation department, we offer three dental sedation options.
Nitrous oxide has been used safely in dental procedures for over a century, and it’s even approved for use in children and elderly patients.
Here’s the deal: you simply breathe in a mixture of the gas and air through a small mask. We can adjust the level of sedation as needed so that you can feel relaxed and at ease during your appointment. Nitrous oxide takes effect very rapidly and wears off almost as soon as the flow of gas is stopped.
For this one, which takes you deeper than laughing gas, you will ingest a prescribed medication at the predetermined time before your appointment so that you’ll arrive at our office already feeling disarmed and relaxed.
You’ll be aware and able to respond to our questions and directions, but you’ll almost certainly feel removed from the situation. You may even fall asleep during the appointment and odds are good that you won’t remember much of the experience.
This is a special technique that requires extra certification to deliver. Fortunately, we are able to offer this at our practice. The sedative will hit you slowly and gently, and we can adjust the level received through the IV as needed. For severe dental anxiety, this is the best bet.
Call For The Care You Deserve
We hope you have been inspired by today’s post. All you have to do now is call Drs. Yung & Jelinek at 540-253-1377 or fill out our online form to schedule your easy appointment in Warrenton, VA. We are always happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you might have before or during your appointment.