Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Are you someone who avoids the dentist at all costs? Does the thought of having your teeth looked at, cleaned, or having a more complex dental treatment done send you into a complete panic? Our office has a solution that might be just what you have been looking for to combat your fears. Nitrous oxide dentistry provides a safe, comfortable dental treatment for patients.
Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a gaseous sedative. Despite its nickname, nitrous oxide does not cause hysterical laughter, rather it creates a calming effect to help patients feel at ease and relaxed during dental procedures. As the patient, you are still awake during the procedure and can respond to the dentist’s questions and follow directions. However, you won’t feel any discomfort or remember the procedure.
- Nitrous oxide is a great solution for patients who have extreme anxiety about visiting the dentist. Putting off a cleaning or dental procedure can be detrimental to your teeth in the long run, so this option is great to help curb fears and anxieties associated with the dentist. Over time, it can help create a sense of peace about going to the dentist, and regular appointments can be scheduled.
- Nitrous oxide is safe and easy to administer. It is inhaled through a mask, so there is no need for medication beforehand, an IV, or another invasive procedure. The gas itself is also tasteless and odorless. The only additional precaution is the patient will need to be driven home by a friend or family member.
- Nitrous oxide wears off quickly. Because it’s a gas, once it is no longer being administered, the patient returns to a normal state of awareness almost immediately.
- Nitrous oxide is safe and effective for patients of all ages. It’s a great solution for children or patients with special needs and a great option for patients who might otherwise struggle to remain calm and follow directions for a procedure.
The use of nitrous oxide has greatly helped patients with anxiety or fears receive treatment quickly and easily. Nitrous oxide is widely accepted as a safe and effective form of sedation at the dentist. If you experience anxiety or fears, please call our office today to schedule an appointment that will be relaxing and worry free. Our office is located in Spring Hill, FL, and we hope to see you soon.