We offer sedation dentistry so you can get your dental care done with ease. Get the smile you have been dreaming of without the stress.
At Potomac Dental Centre, we understand that you may not be comfortable with visiting the dentist. Many other people also fear dental visits, you are not alone. Rest assured that it’s possible to have your dental care done without any dental anxiety or pain. Feel relaxed and comfortable while taking the necessary steps to restoring your healthy smile with our options for sedation dentistry.
Come in for a consultation and we will discuss any fears or concerns you may have about your treatment. We will thoroughly review your health history to determine whether sedation is right for you and which sedation option best fits your situation. Our team is pleased to offer three different kinds of sedation for your convenience:
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a sedative gas mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas through the nose mask and feel more relaxed. This is a mild form of sedation so you will remain conscious and aware during your treatment, and it takes only a few minutes to wear off once your treatment ends!
- Oral sedation involves taking an oral medication, provided by our dentist, prior to your appointment. When you arrive for your treatment you will be relaxed and at ease. You will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment with this sedation.
- IV sedation involves administering the sedative through the vein. During your treatment, our dentist can easily and safely adjust the amount of sedative you receive to ensure that you remain comfortable. With IV sedation, you'll remain conscious, but many patients feel so relaxed that they fall asleep. You will need someone to drive you home after your appointment.