A woman patient lying back with her eyes closed, sedated, with a sedation tool covering her nose and mouth, in a dental setting.

At JB Dental Associates, we utilize nitrous oxide and multiple different sedation methods as tools to help patients with dental anxiety feel more comfortable during their visit. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joyce Bahng or want more information on our sedation methods in Sterling, Virginia, give us a call today at 571-366-3830.

Sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, is a specialized field within dentistry that focuses on providing a more comfortable and anxiety-free experience for patients undergoing dental procedures. Many individuals experience fear or anxiety when visiting the dentist, which can lead to avoidance of necessary dental care. Sedation dentistry aims to alleviate these fears and provide a relaxed environment, ensuring that patients receive the dental treatment they need without unnecessary stress.

There are several levels of sedation used in dentistry, ranging from minimal sedation to deep sedation. We utilize specific technologies to help soothe our patients while they are in our office.

Close-up photo of an Alpha-Stim device, highlighting its various buttons and screen in a white background.

One of our sedation methods is the use of Alpha-Stim; an electrotherapy device that is effective for pain management and treatment of dental anxiety. Alpha-Stim is a medical device that utilizes Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) technology to provide non-invasive treatment for various conditions, including anxiety and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). CES involves the application of low-level electrical currents to the brain through electrodes placed on the earlobes or scalp. Alpha-Stim is one of the prominent devices that employs CES for therapeutic purposes.

In addition to providing smile makeovers to residents of Sterling and the surrounding areas, we also provide the following family dentistry services in Sterling: bruxism, cleanings & exams, dental sealants, digital x-rays, home care, oral cancer screening, and oral surgery.