Sedation Dentistry in Washington, D.C.

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What Is Sedation Dentistry?

If the idea of going to the dentist makes you feel anxious, you aren't alone. The staff at Presidential Dental Group understands that patients of all ages can experience dental anxiety, which is why our practice offers several different types of sedation dentistry options so you can receive the oral care you need without added stress. These sedative methods can help keep you relaxed and comfortable throughout your treatment, making your experience at our Washington, D.C. office much more pleasant. If you've been putting off necessary treatment because of dental phobia, we invite you to set up an appointment with Dr. Kami'Lah Brown at our office to learn about how sedation dentistry can make getting the care you need more comfortable for you.

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

The type of sedative used for your procedure will depend on the level of your anxiety, the complexity of the procedure, and your medical background. We offer a selection of sedation dentistry services at Presidential Dental Group, including:

  • N2O (Nitrous Oxide): More commonly known as laughing gas, this sedative tends to create a relaxed, euphoric effect. Nitrous oxide is administered at our office using a mask that fits over your nose and mouth.
  • Oral Sedation: This option is administered in the form of a pill that you take an hour before your appointment to help keep you calm and comfortable.
  • IV Sedation: Intravenous sedation is a much faster option because it can deliver the sedatives directly to the bloodstream.

With all of our sedation dentistry options, you will remain conscious throughout your treatment, though afterward, you may feel as if you were asleep. With oral or IV sedation, you will need to make arrangements for a friend or family member to drive you home after your appointment, as you will still be groggy. Our office advises that you relax and keep a good water intake for the rest of the day following sedation dentistry sessions at Presidential Dental Group. You will likely be sleepy and low on energy for the rest of the day, but these feelings typically disappear within 24 hours.

Dr. Hancock comes as advertised, professional, always a warm and welcoming experience. This was my second visit and she provides great insight in regards to the task at hand. I’ll say I’m glad to have Dr. Hancock oversee my oral health.

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Everyone at Presidential is amazing!

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Someone please explain to me why I walked out feeling INCREDIBLY BLESSED after my first dental appointment with Dr. Brown & her amazing team?! 🙌🏼 10/10 recommend!🎖️ I am new to DC so finding a new dentist was very scary for me. I’ve had horrible dentist experiences when I was younger that has given me hardcore dental anxiety. Bc of this, I am SO THANKFUL for finding Dr. Brown & her team 🙌🏼 From the great vibes, awesome music, incredible staff, amazing service - I can’t believe this is the dental experience I’ve been missing out on for most of my life! 🤯 Does anyone know of any dental awards I can nominate this practice for bc they deserve to win all of them!!🏆

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When I walked into this office I was in the midst of a true dental emergency. A crown had popped off in the front of my mouth. I had visited at least 3 other dentists for implant consultations, but not one helped me. They just said I needed dental care immediately. I had booked with Dr. Brown on Zoc Doc, but I went on a Saturday and was seen by Dr. Hancock. Dr. Hancock is an excellent dentist!!! Not only did she painlessly deal with my tooth (an extraction was needed), but she helped me calm down and didn't judge me. When she saw I was freaking out she told me to focus on one thing at a time so I didn't become overwhelmed. I grew up with my grandparents and both had a full set of dentures. Nonetheless, it's not their fault. I can say I didn't take care of my teeth. I didn't brush and floss. I ate lots of sugary foods and now here I am. I'm going back this weekend for a treatment plan. I know I have a journey in front of me, but I trust Dr. Hancock's skill and I know I can take it one thing at a time. I also love the receptionist and the dental hygienist who work on the Saturdays that I've visited. Both know a lot about dentistry as well, help with billing, and explain everything thoroughly in addition to reminding you of all appointments. This is an excellent practice!! I had several consultations in my home state of NJ and the prices here are much more affordable. I feel like this is the right place for me to begin my journey toward dental health.

R.S. Google

Great work by my hygienist and the team!

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Dental fears are normal, but with sedation dentistry at Presidential Dental Group, you can still get the treatment you need to preserve your smile for years to come. Dr. Brown is excited to provide this service so all patients can enjoy their time at the dentist, whether they're visiting for regular cleanings, restoration work, or other dental treatments. To learn more about what we do to make every appointment as relaxed and pleasant as possible, reach out to our Washington, D.C. office to schedule a sedation dentistry consultation.

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