Woodbridge, VA

Joseph P. Cavallo DDS, MAGD Are you afraid of the dentist office?

Dental fear can strike you at any time in your life. Some patients develop dental fear from a past dental experience, fear of losing control, fear of pain, or fear of needles. Understanding where dental fear stems from allows Dr. Cavallo to create a dental experience tailored to each patient’s specific needs. Dr. Cavallo is an experienced dentist in Woodbridge, VA who is dedicated to providing patient-focused personalized dental care.

If you are suffering from dental fear, Dr. Cavallo will work with you to find the right solution for your needs. In extreme cases of dental fear and anxiety, Dr. Cavallo may recommend dental sedation. Dr. Cavallo offers sedation dentistry options to help patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during their treatment.

Dental Sedation in Woodbridge, VA

Dental sedation is only administered by a highly trained, qualified dentist or specialist. Patients are closely monitored while under sedation to ensure comfort and safety.

Dental sedation also allows patients to receive multiple procedures during one visit, saving time and money. Dr. Cavallo will review your medical history and consult with you before recommending the appropriate type of sedation method.

  • Oral sedation is administered in the form of a pill. Oral sedation allows patients to remain alert and cooperative but completely relaxed.
  • Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is administered through a nasal masks. Nitrous oxide allows patients to remain awake but completely relaxed throughout their treatment. Nitrous oxide is only effective when inhaled; once the mask is removed, the effects of nitrous oxide diminish.
  • IV sedation allows patients to enter a sleep-like state during their treatment. Dr. Cavallo works closely with a local board-certified anesthesiologist for surgical procedures. A local board-certified anesthesiologist will closely monitor patients who are under IV sedation.  Patients who choose IV sedation will require transportation from our dental office after their treatment.

To learn more about sedation dentistry, visit our Woodbridge dentist office. To schedule an appointment, call 703.493.1203 or request an appointment online.

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