NITROUS OXIDE (laughing gas) — from fear to euphoria
Sedation dentistry can put you at ease and virtually eliminates the pain associated with dental procedures. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is one of several options available to significantly reduce your fears and discomfort.
Benefits of nitrous oxide:
* Proven safety record
* It’s quick-acting, with few side effects
* Offers an analgesic (pain relieving) effect
* It’s effective for mild to moderate anxiety
* You can return to normal activities immediately
* You don’t need someone to escort you to and from the office
* In many cases, you can get ALL of your dental work done in one visit
Also called inhalation conscious sedation, nitrous oxide is best suited for cases of mild to moderate anxiety and is the most frequently used sedation method in dentistry. Under nitrous oxide you remain conscious and able to breathe on your own. Although you will not actually be unconscious, you will enjoy a sense of total well-being (euphoria) — and probably won’t remember much about the procedure afterwards. Patients generally recover quickly and can usually leave the office unescorted.
Nitrous Oxide will put you at ease so you experience little to no discomfort; however, we will also administer a local anesthetic to ensure that you don’t experience any pain. At this point in the procedure you’ll be so relaxed that you’ll hardly even notice.
A procedure utilizing nitrous oxide generally requires one to two visits. During your first visit, our Office will take a detailed health history. If you’re comfortable, he will look in your mouth and take dental x-rays. Next he will carefully explain what you can expect during the procedure and will patiently answer any questions you may have.
Don’t let fear keep you from having a healthy, sparking smile. Our office is certified in Sedation Dentistry and has the expertise, skills and training to put even the most anxious patient at ease. Contact us today…and get ready to enjoy a total relaxation experience.