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Nitro Oxide Sedation

Anxious about the dentist? If you or your child have dental anxiety or get extremely nervous before dental appointments, we can help.

While we, of course, numb physical pain, for some people, that’s not enough. We don’t want you to skip your dental visit. There are multiple ways to help you with anxiousness. One of those is nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation is a frequently used Oral Conscious Sedation method. We offer Nitrous Oxide to people who suffer from dental anxiety or fear. People who use nitrous oxide for dental appointments feel calm and euphoric, making it far easier to manage dental procedures. People sometimes report feeling giggly, happy, and feel a little loopy. It’s easy to take because it is a colorless, odorless gas, and you breathe it in through your nose.

Nitrous Oxide is used mostly as a mild sedative, but it can also treat pain. Because it is the lightest form of dental sedation, it is safe for children. This form of sedation is also useful because the effects wear off quickly. You can return to normal activities after your appointment and drive yourself home. 

Nitrous Oxide enables many people to receive treatment while being comfortable who otherwise couldn’t. However, it’s not for everyone. Discuss all the sedation options with your dentist to decide the best approach for you. 

Your dentist will talk to you about the correct sedation technique for you. Contact us today to discuss Oral Conscious Sedation methods for your next visit.

Anxiolysis

Anxiolysis is another useful option for those who are anxious about visiting the dentist. This is a great option if you are needle phobic or everything around the dental office makes you nervous and keeps you from taking care of recommended treatment.

Anxiolysis is the medical term for the use of sedatives in adults that results in minimal sedation. Adults are given a mild sedative to take before their dental appointment to calm and relax them. This allows dental work go much more smoothly for both the patient and the dentist. We can prescribe you an anxiolytic before your appointment.

Your dentist will instruct you on how long you should take the sedative before the procedure and prepare you for the sedation period’s side effects and length. This planned dosage time will allow the sedative to be at full effect while the dental procedure occurs.

Note that when choosing this option, you will need a ride back and forth to your appointment. In some cases, the patient’s anxiety level is too high to achieve anxiolysis from a mild sedative, and higher sedation is needed. 

Talk to us about sedation options so we can determine which one is best for your situation.