Experiencing nervousness, anxiety or fear when attending a dental appointment is a common occurrence for many people. When certain types of dental treatment are required, such as fillings, extractions or even more complex procedures, patients often seek to receive such services with the assistance of nitrous oxide dental sedation. A sedation specialist can administer nitrous oxide throughout the procedure, calming any fears or trepidation associated with the dental environment.
Nitrous oxide is an odorless, colorless gas composed of nitrogen and oxygen. Breathed through a facial mask or small nasal tubes, it brings about a feeling of euphoric bliss, leaving the patient happy, calm and uncaring about the dental procedure taking place. A laughing gas dentist may recommend the use of nitrous oxide dental sedation in the following situations:
Nitrous oxide is the most commonly used sedation method in dental offices around the world. Typically used in combination with local anesthesia, the gas works within seconds, with its effects dissipating once the gas flow is discontinued. Patients experience no aftereffects from nitrous oxide dental sedation and are able to drive themselves home following the dental appointment.
Nitrous oxide dental sedation enables patients to receive dental treatment while relaxed and carefree. You may benefit from incorporating nitrous oxide into your dental visits if anxiety or fear of treatment is keeping you from optimizing your oral health. Contact your sedation specialist today to learn if nitrous oxide dental sedation can help you meet your dental needs.
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