What is sedation dentistry? Is it different from sleep dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a wonderful technique that Dr. Ruparelia uses to keep patients comfortable and relaxed during their appointments.  Many people, even those who have always been afraid of the dentist, can be comfortably sedated with just a few small pills.

Oral sedation isn’t the best solution for everyone. There are different levels of sedation dentistry, including oral sedation, IV sedation, and even deep sedation, which is sometimes called sleep dentistry. At Cascades, we have a licensed anesthesiologist administer general anesthesia to patients, giving them the ultimate experience in patient comfort.  They rest comfortably through the whole appointment, and wake up with a new smile! Sleep dentistry is a pretty good term to describe that!

One great thing about sedation is how much dentistry we get done in each sedation appointment.  We can probably get all of your work done in fewer visits than you think. Many complicated cases take just one or two appointments.  That’s a real relief when you’re trying to schedule dentistry around a busy schedule.

Sedation is especially useful for patients who need full-mouth restoration and comprehensive implant dentistry. Dr. Ruparelia and his team can get a great deal of work done in one appointment, but sedation makes it a much easier experience for the patient. In fact, sedation works so well with these extensive treatment plans, that Dr, Ruparelia includes sedation in all his CascadesONE treatment plans.  That’s right – when you receive a quote for a CascadesONE full-mouth restoration treatment plan, all fees for sedation are included in the price you are quoted up front. That’s our “One Price” promise.

We’ve been using sedation for years here at the Cascades Center for Dental Health, and we’ve treated many of your friends, neighbors, and co-workers.  You see, sedation dentistry is not just for people with dental fears – it’s for anyone who wants to turn a potentially stressful trip to the dentist into a pleasant experience.  If you live or work in Northern Virginia or the greater Washington D.C. area, and you’d like your next dental appointment to feel like a dream, you should give us a call. You’ll find out how sedation is changing the way that Virginia goes to the dentist.

For even more information about sedation, please see the sedation dentistry section of this web site.