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The majority of Americans experience some level of anxiety about going to the dentist. At the Smile Center, we want to make sure that you feel comfortable enough in our office to take care of your oral health. This is why Dr. Scott Parr  and Dr. Tara Frey offers sedation dentistry services that will allow you to relax and feel completely free of stress during your dental appointment. Whether used for basic cleanings or during more invasive procedures, sedation provides a safe, effective solution to dental phobia. If you have a hard time sitting through a dental appointment, contact us to learn more about sedation dentistry at our Virginia Beach office today.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Dental phobia has led many people to years of poor hygiene. If you've been neglecting your teeth out of fear of undergoing dental work, your risk is much higher for gum disease, tooth decay, cosmetic flaws, tooth loss, and root infections. It will be determined during your initial consultation whether oral conscious sedation is right for you, but it is often ideal for patients who have:

  • Claustrophobia
  • Fear of pain or injections
  • Stress due to a negative experience with another dentist
  • A sensitive gag reflex
  • Trouble sleeping before a dental appointment
  • A less-than-satisfactory reaction to anesthesia

If you opt for oral conscious sedation, you will take prescribed sedative pills about an hour before your appointment. By the time a friend or family member brings you to our office, you will be in a state of total relaxation. Your appointment will probably feel very quick, so it is possible to perform more than one treatment at once to cut down on your recovery time. Oral conscious sedation is an excellent option if you are looking to reduce your stress levels during dental visits. Dr. Parr and Dr. Frey has dedicated many hours of training to perfecting their sedation techniques and won't leave your side for the duration of the appointment.

Your Dental Experience

When you visit the Smile Center, we will go to great lengths to make you feel at home in our office. Warm blankets, headphones with relaxing music, and other comforting amenities will help you take your mind off of your treatment. If it's been a while since your last dental visit, Dr. Parr and Dr. Frey can reverse years of damage in a single appointment. If you are sensitive to the sights, sounds, or smells of a dental office, oral conscious sedation will keep you from noticing any of it. Most of our sedation dentistry patients are left with no memory of their procedures and, after a short nap at home, feel perfectly rested and alert.

After one experience with sedation dentistry at our Virginia Beach office, you'll understand why so many people choose to be sedated during their appointments. Keep your bright, beautiful smile in excellent health, without sacrificing your peace of mind.

Learn More about Sedation Dentistry

If you struggle with anxiety when you visit the dentist, or have avoided a dental office for years due to fear, it's time to restore your health and your happiness with sedation dentistry. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Parr and Dr. Tara Frey, contact us today.

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Can't believe that it is a pleasure to go to the dentist...Not only did you save all the teeth [other dentists] were going to remove, but your professional organization and friendly, caring staff are a remarkable reflection of your commitment to excellent dentistry.

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200 Grayson Rd
Ste 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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