Dental Services / Technologies


Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Do you tend to feel anxious before a visit to the dentist? Does dental anxiety affect your ability to receive dental care? If so, we may recommend nitrous oxide at your next appointment.

Our practice offers nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, to help you feel comfortable during your treatment. When you receive nitrous oxide, you simply inhale a special gas to feel relaxed within minutes! Nitrous oxide is a sedative gas mixed with oxygen that produces a calming, euphoric sendation that lasts throughout the treatment. It is very safe for all patients. Best of all, the effects wear off quickly, so you can drive yourself home after your appointment without the need for any down time.

We suggest nitrous oxide for patients who are fearful or who do not like the sounds or smells of the dental office. Please discuss any concerns with our team prior to your visit so that we can better accommodate you and help you feel comfortable at our office. We would be happy to discuss the benefits of nitrous oxide more in depth so that you can determine if this service is right for you.

To learn more about nitrous oxide in Alexandria, Virginia, and to make your appointment at McQuiston Dental, call us today at 703-354-0111.