Are you one who is terrified of the dental office and everything associated with it? If so, there is a way you can finally relax in the dental chair, and that is with nitrous oxide dental sedation!
Nitrous oxide is a dental sedative that is also known as laughing gas. This sedative is combined with oxygen and it is inhaled through the nose. Your dentist will gently place a small mask over your nose and will ask you to deeply inhale for a few minutes. As the time passes by, the effects will gradually take place and you will feel more relaxed in the hands of the dentist.
As you receive the laughing gas, your arms and legs will feel tingly or heavy, and you will feel a little light headed. The sedative will not make you sleep, and you will be able to understand the dentist and those around you as well as respond whenever you would like to. The gas simply helps you relax and relieves your dental anxiety. Once the mask is removed from your nose, which will be after your treatment is completed, then the effects will wear off quickly and you will be able to drive yourself home.
If you would like to learn more about nitrous oxide and how it can help you feel relaxed at the dental office, call us today and talk to a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you!