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8296 A Old CourtHouse Road,
Vienna, VA 22182

Sedation Dentistry – Vienna, VA

Comfortable, Stress-Free Dental Visits for Everyone

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For some people, dental visits can be stressful regardless of whether they’re getting dental implants or a just a simple cleaning. At Tysons Corner Dentists, we want to take the anxiety out of your appointments and help you feel comfortable and at ease while you’re here. That’s why we offer multiple sedation options to customize according to your needs. If you could benefit from sedation at your next appointment, don’t hesitate to let us know! We’ll be happy to accommodate your needs in order to provide you with a positive experience.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

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You’ve probably heard of “laughing gas” before, but it is actually called nitrous oxide. With this gentle sedative, you may not necessarily laugh, but you are sure to feel warm, at peace, and a little more numb. This odorless gas is inhaled through a nasal mask and starts working within just a few minutes. Throughout the appointment, we can adjust the levels to make sure you stay comfortable from beginning to end. When we’re finished with your dental work, we simply remove the mask, and the effects wear off just as quickly as they kicked in.

Oral Conscious Sedation

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If you’re undergoing more complex work or are tackling multiple procedures in one appointment, oral conscious sedation may be more appropriate. Although this stronger sedative doesn’t put you to sleep, it often leaves you with little memory of your treatment. In advance, we’ll prescribe you a pill that you take a few hours before your visit. By the time we’re ready to begin, the medication will have taken effect, which is why you’ll need to have a family member or friend take you to and from your appointment.

IV Sedation for Wisdom Teeth Removal

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For those patients who are having their wisdom teeth removed, we offer IV sedation, which has the same amnesia-like effect as oral conscious sedation. Instead of taking medication before the appointment, you or your child will receive the sedative through an IV directly into the bloodstream. This helps the powerful medicine work more quickly and allows us to make adjustments as needed. Please note that this sedative is used exclusively for wisdom teeth extraction to keep these patients calm and comfortable.