When you meet with Dr. Amirreza Rafaat, you are likely going to enjoy a relaxing dental appointment. However, we know that some of our patients suffer from severe dental anxiety, so to help our many patients, our dentist and team offer nitrous oxide at Herndon Smile Design. This form of sedation is safe to use and can help you to relax if you feel anxious about your dental appointment. To learn more about using nitrous oxide in Herndon, Virginia, call our office at 703-464-0000.
Nitrous oxide is commonly known as laughing gas because the nitrous alleviates anxiety, creating a calm, somewhat euphoric feeling. Nitrous oxide is a nitrogen-oxygen mixture that is inhaled through a nose mask during your treatment. It is safe to use and can help you to feel completely at ease while in the dental chair. The effects of nitrous wear off almost immediately after removing the nose mask. You will be able to safely and legally drive yourself home after receiving treatment.
If you have questions or concerns about using nitrous oxide during your appointment, feel free to contact one of our team members. We would be happy to speak with you at length about this treatment and how it could benefit you.