At Arlington Dental Excellence, we understand that many patients need an extra degree of comfort when visiting the dentist, and we are pleased to provide conscious nitrous sedation in Arlington, Virginia. We invite you to keep nitrous sedation in mind when you schedule your next visit with Dr. Layth Ghanim. You are welcome to give us a call at 703-525-0157 today if you would like further information about our comfort services.
Dr. Layth Ghanim may recommend nitrous oxide for patients who feel anxious or fearful when visiting our office. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a conscious sedation treatment intended to help you feel relaxed and comfortable while also allowing you to remain conscious and aware of your surroundings. When you receive a nitrous oxide treatment, our dental professionals will provide you with a nose mask, though which you will inhale the gas. Many patients experience a “floating” sensation – some even become so relaxed that they fall asleep!
The effects of nitrous oxide wear off within a few minutes after you stop inhaling the gas. You will be able to safely drive yourself home following your appointment.
If you have dental anxiety or dental phobia, or even if you simply dislike the sounds and sights of the dental office, we invite you to discuss your concerns with our dentist and team. We will do everything we can to help you feel comfortable during your treatment, and will work with you to determine if nitrous oxide is a good option for you. We want you to feel safe and relaxed at our practice, and your wellbeing matters to us.
For more information about nitrous oxide and conscious sedation, please call or visit our office today.