Nitrous Oxide Sedation Can Calm Your Dental Anxiety
At Harris Legacy Dentistry in Warrenton, we’re proud to provide our patients with nitrous oxide sedation as a safe and comfortable way to help them relax during dental treatments and procedures.
What is nitrous oxide, and how does it work?
Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas that helps nervous, anxious, and fearful patients relax during dental procedures. It has been used in dentistry since the 1800s and is sometimes called “laughing gas” because it can produce feelings of euphoria or giddiness.
A patient who utilizes this sedation option will breathe in the gas via a small mask placed over their nose. Sedative effects are almost immediate and quickly dissipate once the mask is removed.
What dental services can nitrous oxide be helpful for?
Nitrous oxide can help relax anxious patients who are afraid of undergoing dental procedures, as well as those with special needs who struggle to remain still during a lengthy procedure. It can also help reduce pain and make processes more comfortable for patients with sensitive teeth or gums.
Who should consider this sedation option?
Many patients with dental anxiety or fear may benefit from this sedation option. Those with special needs, a sensitive gag reflex, and a fear of needles may also benefit from this type of sedation. Of course, consulting with our team is essential to determine whether you’re a candidate for nitrous oxide.
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- Reduce anxiety associated with dental visits
- Experience quick and effective results
- Undergo one or more services, if needed
- Feel calmer and more relaxed during your visit
- Prioritize your oral health!