Bedford Sedation Dentistry
Dental-related anxiety is a very common problem among patients of all ages, and it’s one that Dr. Bailey, Dr. Walerko, Dr. Owen, and Dr. Wolf, and the rest of our team take seriously. The last thing we want is for you or your loved ones to skip much-needed care because of these emotions – that’s why we work hard to create a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere with plenty of amenities. If you’re in need of additional help to feel at ease, sedation dentistry is available as well for patients from Forest, Smith Mountain Lake, Goode, Moneta, Thaxton, and beyond. Contact PeaksView Dental today to schedule your first visit!
Patient Testimonial (Sedation)
90 million people in the U.S. do not see a dentist because of fear. More than a million people have conquered that fear with the safe and effective treatment called oral sedation dentistry. Conscious sedation dentistry makes it possible for patients with dental anxiety or concerns about missing work to have needed dental treatment done to restore their mouth to optimal health.
PeaksView Dental is pleased to offer sedation dentistry to the Bedford, VA area. Dr. Rudy Wolf completed a comprehensive and rigorous training program in sedation dentistry through DOCS Education that certifies him to help the people in our community with this beneficial treatment. You no longer have to be afraid of the dentist. In addition, we often complete your treatment in a single visit so you do not need to lose work hours.
After Dr. Wolf carefully reviews your medical history, he chooses an appropriate medication and level of sedation to meet your needs. You will take one pill the night before and one pill before arriving at the office on the day of your treatment. You may also need additional medication depending on the type of procedures performed and the duration of the appointment. The best part is that, due to the amnesic properties of the medications, you will have little-to-no memory of your time in the dental chair by the next day.
Unlike oral conscious sedation, IV sedation is delivered to the patient intravenously. This helps the calming medication kick into gear much faster, and the dose you’re receiving can be adjusted at any time to ensure full comfort. Patients enter such a deep state of relaxation that they may fall asleep. Better yet, it’s very common to experience amnesic effects after your procedure, meaning that you will remember very little or nothing at all. Patients who have undergone IV sedation will need an escort to take them home after their appointment and keep an eye on them until they’ve fully recovered.
Sedation dentistry has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, as well as Good Morning America, just to name a few. We are proud to be able to offer sedation dentistry to our patients in Bedford, VA. Dr. Wolf has already positively affected the lives of many citizens with sedation dentistry and they love it.
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