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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry from Montgomery Dental Associates

People avoid going to the dentist for many reasons. Some can’t get comfortable at the dentist and just get nervous around the sights and the sounds of dentistry. Others don’t have time for so many appointments. Many people, good people who are perfectly normal in every way, are simply afraid. Sedation Dentistry helps people get past these issues so they can have the dentistry they need. You can actually be relaxed and comfortable through your entire appointment, or better yet, you can actually sleep right through it. Sedation even helps your dentist get more done in each appointment, so you’ll probably need fewer visits, too.

Who is a candidate for sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is available for everyone who wants it. Our patients, at Montgomery Dental Associates, office of Mark Hagigi, tell us that it actually makes their dental appointments a comfortable experience. We find it especially useful for patients who:

  • Are afraid of the dentist;
  • Have bad experiences with dentistry
  • Can’t stand the sights, sounds and smells of a dental office
  • Can’t ever get comfortable in the dental chair
  • Can’t seem to sit still through their appointment
  • Have trouble getting numb, even after the dentist has given them local anesthesia
  • Need a lot of work, and don’t have time for all the appointments
  • Are embarrassed about the condition of their teeth, or their fear of dentistry
  • Have a really bad gag reflex
  • Have very sensitive teeth
  • Are afraid of needles

There are various ways a patient can have the sedation dentistry to undergo the needed treatment. A combination of safe methods are available to achieve the goal of being sedated.


When you meet our dentist, Dr Hagigi at Montgomery Dental Associates located in Rockville, MD information about proper method of sedation as well as your concerns are discussed. If you believe the sedation would be better option for you, we will be happy to accommodate you because we want you to have the best and most comfortable treatments possible.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas”, is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures

What is the Oral Sedation

The oral sedation is a non-invasive method of ensuring your total comfort. Essentially, all you have to do is to take a pill, and then you will drift into a sleep state. You may not be fully unconscious or you may go to sleep altogether. Either way, you won’t experience any of the procedure itself. feel free to check out our sedation dentistry FAQs to learn more.

You do not have to suffer through dental anxiety to protect your health. please call our Montgomery Dental Associates located in Rockville, MD at (301)869-2600 to inquire about our sedation dentistry

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