Relaxation and Comfort During Your Treatment


Lady receiving “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide at her dental appointmentDoes going to the dentist make you feel nervous? If so, you’re not alone. Many people experience at least some mild anxiety when visiting the dentist, especially when they need to have some form of treatment completed.

Whether you’re having a wisdom tooth pulled, are getting a deep cleaning, or simply need a filling – we have sedation options available to help you relax and feel as comfortable as possible.

Nitrous Oxide

Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide can be added onto any dental appointment for most patients. It takes just a few minutes to take effect and is completely reversible as soon as the appointment is over. You can even return to work or drive yourself home.

Oral Option

For a slightly deeper level of relaxation, you should consider our oral sedation option. The medication is taken about an hour before your treatment is set to begin, and causes you to feel as if you are taking a light nap. It lasts for a few hours at a time, allowing us to complete most treatments in fewer appointments.

Who Should You Consider It?


Dental patient taking oral sedation for a slightly deeper level of relaxationSedation is ideal for:

  • Longer dental procedures, such as root canals or smile makeovers
  • Younger patients who are unable to sit still
  • Adults with mild to moderate anxiety
  • Patients with a history of poor dental experiences
  • Individuals who simply want the most relaxing experience possible

Our Rockville dentists are certified to provide our sedation services in a safe and effective manner for most patients. To learn more about our sedation options and determine which one is right for you, please schedule a complimentary consultation with us. We also offer full dental services for our younger patients!