At RVA Periodontics and Dental Implant Center, we want every patient experience in our practice to be comfortable and stress-free. We understand the levels of dental anxiety are unique to every patient, which is why we offer sedation options. Sedation uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. We offer mild options to reduce anxiety such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) OR a prescription medication can be taken prior to your appointment, such as Valium. 


Under sedation, you will feel relaxed and may fall into a light sleep. This is often referred to as conscious sedation because you are awake, though in a state of depressed alertness. You will likely be able to maintain your own airway and respond to verbal or physical cues.


Before choosing between nitrous oxide or oral sedation, your dentist, Dr. Amin, will talk you through your options, with the goal of making your dental visits as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible. Your overall health, as well as physical and mental conditions are important to be able to safely undergo certain types of sedation.

Contact us today to book your next appointment.