Dental anxiety is one of the most common causes of poor oral health among adults today, despite access and ability to receive dental care. For many patients, their fear is tied to anxiety about certain aspects of the procedure such as needles, pain, sharp objects or loud noises. In some cases, a previous bad experience in the dentist chair has led to fear and anxiety when it comes to taking care of your oral health needs.
Alexandria, VA dentist Dr. Mojgan Mazhari understands your anxiety and offers relaxation and sedation options to calm your fears and enable you to restore a beautiful, healthy smile. Maintaining your dental health will not only benefit your smile, but also your overall health and well being, playing a role in your daily quality of life.
Relaxation Dentistry in Alexandria
Our office is warm, inviting and designed to make you feel comfortable and relaxed when you visit. Dr. Mazhari will meet with you to discuss your concerns and your medical health and history in order to make appropriate recommendations for either relaxation methods or the use of dental sedation.
We make every effort to help you identify a possible cause of your fear of the dentist so that we may help you to overcome it and feel confident and calm when in the dentist chair. However, we do realize that for many who suffer from dental anxiety, sedation is the optimal choice and can allow you to receive the dental care you need for maintaining, restoring or enhancing your smile.
Dr. Mazhari offers oral conscious sedation, which will produce a “twilight” effect, enabling you to be in control of your bodily functions but completely relaxed and pain free- with little to no memory after the procedure. When necessary, Dr. Mazhari can coordinate with a local anesthesiologist to perform IV sedation in our Alexandria dentist office. This ensures your safety during sedation.
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If you have been avoiding the dentist chair or feel self conscious about your smile, come in for a consultation with Dr. Mazhari. Known for her warm and compassionate chair side manner, Dr. Mazhari works with patients on an individual basis to help them achieve and maintain a healthy smile that boosts their overall health- and their confidence.