What Types Of Dental Sedation Are Available?

Various Sedation Options for Mt Vernon Patients

nitrous oxide for Mt Vernon dentist patientsUncertainty can cause fear. We provide our Mt Vernon and Alexandria patients with as much education as possible so that they can understand all of their options and ensure maximum comfort.

Dental sedation can make any dental treatment painless. Our patients can ask our highly qualified sedation dentists about the requirements and best uses for our different sedation dentistry options. We provide four dental sedation techniques that are safe and effective.

Our dentists have undergone extensive training in the world of dental sedation and anesthesia. They will do anything they can to make your treatment worry-free and pain-free, because you deserve to achieve the smile of your dreams!

The more you know about your dental sedation options, the less you will have to worry about your upcoming treatment.

Nitrous Oxide


Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is gas that patients breathe through the nose during treatment. The amount is easily adjusted, and is the mildest of our sedation options. Nitrous oxide creates a mild euphoric feeling, and is a good option for patients who have only mild dental anxiety.

Oral Sedation


With oral sedation, the patient takes a pill prescribed to them by their Mt. Vernon’s dentist. The pill quickly sends the person into a state of relaxation that allows them to lose focus on what is happening around them. When patients want the benefits of moderate sedation without needles, they may opt for oral sedation.

IV Sedation


IV sedation induces deep relaxation when administered intravenously. IV sedation takes immediate effect, and you will feel as if your procedure lasts only a minute or two. Our dentists will monitor your vitals and adjust your sedation levels whenever necessary.

General Anesthesia


General anesthesia results in no memory of the procedure and a loss of consciousness during treatment. The person is fully asleep after the sedative is administered through an intravenous line. General anesthesia is the recommended sedation level for patients who are unable to tolerate dental treatment for mental or physical reasons.

IV sedation and oral conscious sedation for AlexandriaAbsolute Comfort

Our compassionate dentists do everything they can to guarantee an ideal patient experience. In addition to dental sedation and gentle care, you can enjoy patient luxuries like:

  • A private dental suite
  • Custom chair pads and neck pillows
  • Warm blankets
  • In-room TVs
  • Hospitality bar with coffee, tea, water, and juice
  • Financial options
  • A warm, caring, and attentive team

Which sedation method is right for you? Contact us at Mt. Vernon’s Center for Dentistry to schedule your consultation today if you are in the Alexandria area. For a full list of services offered by us, please visit our main dentist website.