Oral conscious sedation and Nitrous Oxide
We know a visit to our office may cause a bit of fear and anxiety. If you experience dental phobia you may postpone or avoid a vital dental appointment. Neglecting your oral health can lead to many problems such as tooth loss. However, we have a solution to help you overcome dental fear in the form of oral conscious sedation or Nitrous Oxide.
What is oral conscious sedation?
Oral conscious sedation is the use of oral medication or nitrous oxide to achieve an appropriate level of relaxation so that a fearful patient can calmly receive the dental care he or she needs.
Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” as it’s more commonly known, is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhale through a small mask that fits comfortably over your nose. The goal is to make you as comfortable as possible during your dental treatment. For those of our patients who experience anxiety or fear before a dental appointment, we recommend using this helpful service. Your comfort is our top priority and nitrous oxide therapy is perfect for patients who get a bit nervous before receiving dental treatment.