At McQuiston Dental, we offer sedation dentistry to help patients who are anxious or fearful feel more comfortable during their treatment. Sedation dentistry allows you to feel at ease throughout your visit with our dentist. We may also recommend sedation dentistry for patients who are elderly or disabled.

If you suffer from dental anxiety or have had a negative experience at the dentist in the past, sedation dentistry can help you feel more comfortable during treatment. Dr. Scott McQuiston and our team are highly trained to administer sedatives, and will ensure that you are fully safe throughout your visit. We offer the following types of sedation dentistry to meet your needs:

  • Local anesthetic is used to numb areas of your mouth before an injection or procedure to keep you comfortable. This is especially beneficial for patients who are anxious about needles.
  • Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a mixture of sedative gas and oxygen that you inhale during treatment. This mild sedation wears off within minutes of us stopping the flow of gas.
  • Oral sedation is an oral medication taken before treatment to help you feel calm and at ease at the time of your appointment.

Please plan ahead to have a friend or family member drive you home if you are choosing oral sedation. We welcome you to call us today at 703-354-0111 for more information about sedation dentistry in Alexandria, Virginia, and surrounding areas and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Scott McQuiston.