Do you begin shaking when you hear the word dentist? Do you have difficulties remaining still? How about a lower-than-normal pain tolerance? If you said yes to any of these, nitrous oxide could help get you back in our office, where we can give you a much-needed checkup.
Dentophobia is simply a strong fear of visiting the dentist. This is a huge factor in keeping people from setting essential appointments twice yearly. However, this is far more than getting nervous or jittery at the thought. Extreme fear of the dentist can often interfere with even the simplest procedures by making patients anxious and unable to cooperate.
Nitrous oxide is one of the most effective tools we can use to eliminate this fear. The gas is effortlessly administered through a breathing mask and takes effect almost immediately, inducing a state of calm and relaxation. Not only is this gas harmless and helpful, it also wears off very quickly so you will not have to deal with lingering effects hours after the procedure.
Benefits of Laughing Gas
- Anxiety reducer
- Suppresses stress response
- Lowers pain
- Keeps you awake
- Well tolerated sedative
What to Know Before Your Appointment
While you're awake and responsive, you'll be in a highly euphoric state. In this mood, your motor functions will be limited.
We often use nitrous oxide for:
- Root canals
- Tooth extractions
- Fillings and bondings
Ask Us About Nitrous Oxide for Your Upcoming Appointment!
With the many benefits of this tolerable sedative, we can provide comfortable care for most people of all ages. We also offer oral conscious sedation as well for those of different tolerability. Contact us today to see which one would be best for your next appointment.