Sedation Endodontics in Short Pump, VA

A Stress-Free Visit with Our Endodontist

If you suffer from a dental phobia (fear of visiting the dentist), you are not alone. Recent studies have shown that 9%-20% of Americans suffer from this fear. These fears usually intensify for endodontic treatments. To help with these fears and anxieties, East Coast Endodontics is now offering IV sedation dentistry services from a board-certified medical anesthesiologist to patients in the Richmond, VA area. We aim to give our patients a more relaxing experience. Don’t allow your fears to stop you from receiving the care you need. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sarnowski by contacting us online or calling our office in Short Pump, VA (804.506.3636) to discover how we can help you!

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What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Dental sedation care is designed to provide you with a relaxing and anxiety-free experience as you receive treatment. Through the use of sedatives, we can induce a relaxed and calming state in our patients. Sedation dentistry can affect each person differently. Most people will feel drowsy, sluggish, and relaxed during their sedation dentistry experience. We custom tailor our sedatives to each patient to help remove negative emotions, stress, and anxiety.

Our Dental Sedation Services in Short Pump, VA

East Coast Endodontics offers intravenous (IV) conscious sedation services to our patients in the Richmond area. This means our sedatives are delivered directly into your blood stream through your arm or hand. IV sedation dentistry, also known as “twilight sedation,” is a safe and highly effective technique for the management of dental fear and anxiety, allowing for a comfortable and relaxing dental experience. The sedative will most likely take effect as soon as we place the IV and will last as long as the procedure.

Will You Need Someone to Pick You Up?

If you elect to undergo our IV sedation dentistry service, it will be necessary to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.

Who Can Benefit from Our Dental Sedation Services

Patients who can benefit from our IV sedation dentistry include those who suffer from:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Severe gag reflex
  • TMJ disorders
  • Limited mouth openings
  • Back or neck issues
  • Difficulty sitting for long periods of time
  • Previous traumatic dental experiences
  • Patients with Mental Disabilities

Patients with disabilities often find sitting for dental work, especially endodontic treatments, to be challenging. Our dental sedation care is able to help work through some of these challenges and provide these patients with a more relaxing experience. Our team is also specially trained on how to work with special-needs patients to compassionately provide them with the endodontic care they need.

If you believe you could benefit from our dental sedation services, please don’t hesitate to contact our office for a consultation. Our sedation endodontist, Dr. Sarnowski, is more than happy to walk you through your options.

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The Benefits of Our Sedation Dentistry

The main benefit of our sedation dental care is that you will feel more relaxed and comfortable during your endodontic treatment. Patients who choose our dental sedation services often feel like their endodontic treatments lasts just a few minutes. An additional benefit of our form of sedation dentistry is amnesia, with many patients having no memory of the dental procedure.

East Coast Endodontics: The Best Option for Dental Sedation Care in Short Pump, VA

East Coast Endodontics is the best sedation endodontist in Short Pump, VA. Your comfort is our number one priority, and we will do everything possible to relieve your anxiety and provide a relaxing root canal experience. We utilize a board-certified medical anesthesiologist to ensure a safe and painless experience. While undergoing endodontic treatment, the anesthesiologist is closely monitoring your vital signs and comfort level.

Ready to More Relaxed Root Canal Experience?

While our office is comfortable and welcoming, we know you may still feel some anxiety or discomfort, so we are proud to offer IV sedation dentistry options to our patients in the Richmond area. We want to make sure that you are completely relaxed and pain-free while you are receiving the root canal treatment you need for a healthier smile. Find out what our sedation endodontist can do for you by calling our office in Short Pump, VA (804.506.3636) or contacting us online today!