Many patients are anxious about dental procedures. We understand that you may be nervous, so we have solutions to help you through your appointment. Dental anxiety is a common occurrence, and there’s no need to miss out on treatment because of it; that’s why we offer nitrous oxide sedation to our patients.
What is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
When undertaking dental treatment, it’s natural to feel concerned. To alleviate your anxiety, we offer a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen – also known as laughing gas, which is delivered via a small mask over your nose. This is a mild to moderate sedation that will help you feel very relaxed for the duration of your treatment. You will remain awake but you will be calm and anxiety-free, negating the need for surgery to take place at the hospital. After the procedure, the nitrous oxide is removed and you will return to normal quickly.
How Will I Feel?
For most people, using laughing gas feels calm and comforting, and promotes a positive dental experience. Once the procedure is over, nitrous oxide is removed, and you’ll be able to recover and feel back to normal quickly.
What are the Alternatives?
Nitrous oxide sedation is a popular solution but there’s more than one type of sedation; alternatives include intravenous and oral sedation. We’ll work with you to decide which is best for your circumstances and overall health.
Call us today if you want to find out more about your options!