Nitrous Oxide and Sedation Dentistry in Chantilly, VA

To help make your visit here completely comfortable, you may be interested in conscious sedation dentistry. At our office, we offer two types of conscious sedation: nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, involves wearing a mask that provides you with the laughing gas. The effects of the nitrous oxide only last as long as you inhale it.

Oral conscious sedation, on the other hand, involves taking a small pill about an hour before your appointment at the office. Depending on your level of anxiety when you arrive, you may or may not be given another small pill at that time. The effects of the pill may last after the appointment, so it is important to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the office.

Some of the benefits of sedation dentistry include:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • You’re still conscious– you just won’t feel any discomfort and you may not remember the appointment

While you are under conscious sedation, one of our caring professionals will always be monitoring your vitals to ensure that you remain safe and comfortable. If you have ever experienced dental fears or anxieties, please call Chantilly Dental Center today to discover how nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation can make your dental experiences more pleasant!