Sedation Dentistry


Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Dental procedures can often be fearful for patients to overcome.

Our office makes sure that with every procedure you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. “Laughing Gas” (nitrous oxide) is an effective form of analgesia to relieve both anxiety and discomfort during routine dental procedures. Depending on your comfort level, you can request this sedative during anything from a routine cleaning to a root canal.

Why Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous has been used for over a hundred years in dentistry. It’s useful for patients of most ages and backgrounds. Even children tend to giggle a bit (or feel like napping) during their appointment when we use laughing gas.

Laughing Gas is a Great Choice if You...

  • Tend to feel nervous about visiting the dentist in general
  • Have sensitive teeth and gums
  • Prefer to take your mind off of everything that’s going on
  • Want to tune things out without being "put under"
  • Change your mind and decide to add sedation at the time of your procedure
  • Need to drive yourself home

Nitrous oxide takes a few minutes to achieve a relaxing sensation as you breathe the safe gas through a soft nosepiece. Once your treatment is over, you breath 100% pure oxygen as the effects of the sedative wear off within about 5-10 minutes. Please let us know if you have any allergies to specific foods (like eggs) or problems with airway restrictions (such as nasal congestion.)

Your Safety Always Comes First

As with any type of sedation procedure, it is important to review your health and medical history with your dentist prior to the service being performed. In rare situations, allergic reactions or airway issues may be of a concern. There are strict regulations concerning whom may administer or supervise a person undergoing dental sedation in a private practice, as bodily injury, unforeseen medical emergencies, or death may occur when used improperly.

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