Because of improved techniques and advances in technology, dentistry today is more comfortable than ever. But we know that anxiety is a problem for millions of people, and we are here to provide customized solutions so you can relax and get the care you need.
At Tysons Dentistry, we offer two types of sedation – nitrous oxide (or inhalation sedation) and oral sedation. Both offer benefits, and we will help you choose the one that best fits your needs.
The Options At Our Vienna Dentist Office
Nitrous oxide is a safe, colorless gas that you inhale through a small nasal mask. Within moments, you will start to feel a pleasant, euphoric sensation. The activity around you will recede into the background, and many patients say they have no memory of what happened during their appointment. One benefit of nitrous oxide that our busy patients enjoy is the fact that the effects dissipate as soon as we stop the flow of gas. You will have no lingering after effects and will be able to resume your usual activities right after your appointment.
Oral sedation is another effective option for patients who experience greater anxiety. Our doctors will prescribe a sedative that you should take about an hour before your appointment. By the time you get to our office, you will feel calm and remain so throughout your procedure. Since oral sedation enters your bloodstream, the downside is that it takes longer to leave your body. For your safety, we require that you have a friend drive you safely to and from your appointment.
If you are looking for a sedation dentist in Vienna, VA who respects your needs and will work with you to find the solution that’s right for you, please call Tysons Dentistry.