A Calming Dental Experience Can Be a Reality
Feeling anxious before having dental treatment performed is common for just about everyone. In the Saint Charles area, you can find a dentist who can help to provide a serene visit with the aid of Nitrous Oxide. Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, is an extremely safe and effective sedative that can provide a tranquil and stress free office visit. Available for both adults and children, the dentist can use laughing gas to make your visit incredibly peaceful.
Nitrous Oxide works well for patients who have dental phobias regarding: needles, dental tools, dental office smells and sounds, and anxiety due to unpleasant past dental experiences. Nitrous Oxide is administered through a small mask that fits easily over the nose. The dentist will ask you to breathe slowing through your nose and within a few minutes the nitrous oxide will have you feeling completely relaxed.
You will not be asleep, but your body will feel heavy or tingly and you will be fully aware of your surroundings and the treatment that the dentist is administering. You will be able to comprehend and answer any questions or directions as the dentist communicates with you. After the dental treatment is complete, the dentist will turn the nitrous off and allow only oxygen to be breathed in to flush any lingering effects of the gas from your system.
Because nitrous oxide works so rapidly and then can be flushed from the body with the same quickness, it is the number one choice of sedation for anxious patients. There are no lasting effects. No need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment, you will be able to function normally as soon as you get up from the dental chair.
Nitrous Oxide can make your next dental visit more pleasant and comfortable. Contact a local dentist today to discuss how to incorporate using Nitrous Oxide into your next dental appointment.