Even though our dentists carefully deliver painless injections, some people are naturally anxious at the thought of a needle. If you break into a sweat at the mention of the word “dentist,” we have an easy solution to the problem.
An hour before your arrival, you take a pill that we dispense to you. You then reach a level of sedation that allows you to answer questions but mostly sleep through your visit. This is a great option for anxious people or those who are very busy and want to get all their treatment done in one convenient visit.
Nitrous oxide sedation, also commonly known as “laughing gas,” is used to make dental treatment a more comfortable experience. The sedation is inhaled through a mask that allows you to breathe in the medication, which brings about a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic will be administered along with nitrous oxide to eliminate most pain.
Call our office at (202) 466-4530 to determine how sedation dentistry can make your dental visit comfortable and relaxed.