Sterling, VA (PRWEB) July 21, 2015
People who suffer from dental anxiety can now receive periodontal and dental implant procedures without unwanted stress. Drs. Jean-Claude Kharmouche and Justin Hardison now offer sedation dentistry in Sterling and Gainesville, VA. The doctors are proud to offer various treatment options, from oral to IV sedation, at both of their office locations. The availability of these treatments helps ensure that patients do not delay necessary procedures or suffer unnecessary distress during treatment.
The prevalence of dental anxiety is common due to a wide array of factors, including previous traumatic experiences or ‘white coat syndrome,' simply general anxiety over seeing a medical professional. Many people report experiencing emotions ranging from mild stress to severe anxiety. Other people may also develop anxiety due to their tooth sensitivity, a strong gag reflex, fear of shots or embarrassment about their teeth. Unfortunately, in some cases, this anxiety may keep patients from seeking necessary care for periodontal issues or dental implant procedures. Drs. Kharmouche and Hardison offer sedation dentistry in Sterling and Gainesville, VA, to ensure that their patients do not suffer from any unnecessary or preventable health complications.
Drs. Kharmouche and Hardison work closely with each patient to identify the ideal type of treatment. The doctors offer three levels of sedation, ranging from minimal to extensive, which determines how the patient experiences and remembers the procedure. Under minimal sedation, patients can talk and respond to stimuli. Deeply sedated patients, in contrast, will not recall the procedure afterward. For patients who feel anxious about receiving shots or injections, the doctors offer oral sedation, which produces drowsiness and a relaxing effect. To treat patients with more severe dental anxiety or dental phobia, the doctors also offer IV conscious sedation, which allows patients to stay awake throughout the procedure without any recollection of it afterward.
These treatments can offer benefits for patients who need to undergo anything from routine cleaning and periodontal maintenance procedures to surgery. Patients who are interested in learning more about their options are encouraged to visit the doctors’ website. To schedule consultations about sedation dentistry in Sterling and Gainesville, VA, patients may directly call the doctors’ office or request appointments through the practice website.
About the Doctors
Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Sterling and Gainesville, VA. Dr. Kharmouche received his DMD Degree from Boston University in 1993 and graduated from the Periodontal Department at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond in 1997. Dr. Kharmouche has been serving periodontal patients in Sterling since 2000 and in Gainesville since 2008. Dr. Justin Hardison earned his degree in Biochemistry from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2009 from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Hardison is also a graduate of the Department of Periodontology at the Medical College of Virginia, where he earned his Certificate and Msc in Science in 2012. To learn more about Drs. Kharmouche and Hardison and the dental services they provide, visit their website at http://www.perioperio.com or call the Sterling Office at (703) 774-9141 or the Gainesville office at (703) 468-0539.