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McLean Family Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Providing Comfort During & After Your Appointment

Did you know that a majority of Americans feel some kind of anxiety about going to the dentist? The truth is that if you feel slightly uneasy about going to the dentist, you are far from alone. One of the most unfortunate aspects of this fact is that far too many people avoid the dentist altogether to avoid their feeling of unease, causing further destruction of oral health and more complex (and expensive) care in the future. At McLean Family Dentistry, we want our patient’s comfort and peace of mind to be our number one priority, because by eradicating dental anxiety, we bring our patients one step closer to proper dental health and maintenance.

We provide nitrous oxide, more commonly known as ‘Laughing Gas’, to our patients who require extra ease and care during certain procedures. Nitrous oxide is colorless, odorless, and does not irritate the body or nose. This gas is not intended to put you to sleep and you will be able to hear and respond to all requests or questions that the dentist may have. Your speech may be slightly slurred and your responses may be slower than usual, but you will be fully aware of yourself and your surroundings.

When the gas is administered, you will simply be asked to breathe slowly and regularly through your nose before feeling the calming effects of the nitrous oxide. After a few minutes, you may feel a bit tingly or ‘light’, but ultimately quite calm and comfortable. Most patients report feeling tingly, warm, happy, and perhaps even a bit silly. Rest assured that these effects wear off shortly after the procedure (typically about 15 minutes) and many patients are even fine to drive home afterwards.

Don’t let dental anxiety or fear of the dentist keep you from the healthy smile you deserve. Our team is here for you.

For more information on sedation dentistry, or to see if it is right for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation today.

Sedation Dentistry

What Our Patients Are Saying

Experience exceptional dental care for the whole family.

Dr. Chand and her staff are wonderful!! I usually am not a big fan of the dentist, but my experience at McLean Family Dentistry was relaxing and very enjoyable. Dr. Chand was very professional and very helpful in making me feel less nervous during the cleaning and procedure that I received. I would recommend her hands down to anyone looking for a great dentist!

Corey H.

McLean Family Dentistry uses the most modern equipment, training and techniques to provide the best dental experience I have had in my life – and I have been to a lot of dentists. Dr. Chand and Elizabeth are so friendly and gentle, the whole family will LOVE their experience – especially the KIDS! I have to drive from Takoma Park, MD to see Dr. Chand but it is worth it.

Chris H.

This is a great dental practice for both children and adults. Dr. Chand and staff are friendly, professional, and very good at what they do. The facilities are clean and modern. My 3 year old LOVES going to the dentist now, as do we!

Kristin G.

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McLean Family Dentistry offers dental care & Invisalign® to patients in McLean, Vienna, & Great Falls, Virginia. Free Consultation!