If you are nervous about visiting the dentist, we encourage you to be forthcoming with Dr. Layth or any member of our lovely team about your concerns. When we are aware of a patient’s specific needs in advance, we can take precautions to ensure the visit is fully customized to their comfort level. If needed, we would be happy to provide conscious nitrous sedation to help you feel relaxed in the dental chair.
Among the many options for sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide is perhaps the most convenient method for patients because it induces relaxation and comfort typically without causing you to lose consciousness—although some patients feel so relaxed that they fall asleep.
At the time of your appointment, our dentist and team will fit a nose mask over your face to start the flow of gas. Nitrous oxide is fast acting and completely safe, and our team will remain with you throughout the appointment. Unlike other sedation tactics, nitrous oxide has no lingering effects. It wears off within minutes of the mask being removed, and you will be able to drive yourself home from our office.
Please feel free to contact our team at 703-525-0157 if you struggle with dental anxiety and are interested in trying nitrous oxide in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Layth Ghanim will gladly meet with you to discuss your fears and create a customized approach to helping you receive the care you need.