Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Dallas, TX
A Great Way To Feel Relaxed at Each Visit
To varying degrees, dental phobia affects an estimated 60% of the population. In some cases, it can even keep someone from seeing a dentist at all, making it difficult for them to maintain a healthy smile. At Dental Center of Lakewood, we believe that everyone can feel comfortable in the dental chair. Our gentle, compassionate dentists offer three types of sedation to help even the most fearful patients get the care they need, stress-free. And if you have mild to moderate anxiety, nitrous oxide may be the perfect choice. If you’d like to know how our sedation dentists can benefit you, get in touch anytime. We look forward to helping you feel comfortable and relaxed at every visit!
Why Choose Dental Center of Lakewood For Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
- #1 Highly-Trained and Experienced Sedation Dentists
- #2 Our Friendly, Compassionate Team Always Listens To Your Concerns
- #3 Sedation Dentistry Tailored For Your Needs
How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?
Nitrous oxide is an odorless, colorless gas that’s breathed through a comfortable nosepiece throughout your procedure. Since it provides a happy or even euphoric feeling, it’s sometimes called “laughing gas.” Some people say they feel very light or get a tingling sensation, while others describe a heavy feeling in their arms and legs. But, although you’ll feel very relaxed, you’ll still remain awake and responsive during your visit.
With advanced training, our team will ensure your comfort and safety from start to finish. We’ll start by reviewing your medical history and taking your blood pressure. From there, we’ll begin administering your nitrous oxide and monitoring your breathing and heart rate. When your treatment is complete, you’ll breathe 100% oxygen through the nosepiece for several minutes. Since nitrous oxide wears off right away, you can drive yourself home and even return to work or school if you wish.
Am I a Candidate For Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide has been safely used over many decades for millions of people, and it’s a great choice for most patients. However, it’s not recommended for anyone who is pregnant or has certain conditions like high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, or glaucoma. With that said, it’s often perfect for:
- Mild to moderate fear and anxiety
- Tooth sensitivity
- A strong gag reflex
- Jaw pain
- Anyone who has difficulty getting numbed or a fear of needles
What Is the Recovery Time For Nitrous Oxide?
As a sedation dentist, one of the many reasons we often recommend nitrous oxide is that it doesn’t require any recovery time. Once your nosepiece is removed the effects wear off immediately, so you’ll leave our office just as alert as when you came in.
If you’ve struggled with fear or anxiety in the dental chair, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to answer any questions over the phone or schedule a consultation to discuss your needs in person. We’ve helped countless patients overcome their dental phobia and look forward to helping you too!