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Sedation Dentistry – Questions and Answers

Dr. Lu of Alexandria Dental Care is pleased to answer the many dental related questions of her patients from Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland. This section provides questions and answers for many frequently asked questions regarding sedation dentistry.

Who is a Candidate for Oral Sedation Dentistry?
Oral sedation dentistry can benefit a wide range of patients, including people with:

What type of sedation dentistry does Dr. Lu offer?
While there are many types of sedation, Alexandria Dental Care offers both oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation dentistry.

How long does it take for Nitrous Oxide to have effect?
Not long at all. A patient that was anxious often after just a minute or two before treatment will become relaxed and calm.

Will my insurance cover sedation treatment?
We’ll review your insurance coverage and, if necessary, make financial arrangements to insure you get the dental care you need.

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