One of the top reasons that people avoid going to the dentist is dental anxiety. It may be the fear of injections or the sounds or smells of a dental office. Others who avoid the dentist had a bad experience as a child, and the unpleasant memory still lingers.
At The Philadelphia Dentist, we offer the calming effects of nitrous oxide sedation at no additional cost to you. Also referred to as “laughing gas,” the purpose of nitrous oxide is to help you relax while we’re performing your procedure. Since nitrous oxide is a gas, you inhale it through a small mask that sits comfortably on your nose, and all you have to do is breathe normally.
In a few moments, you’ll start to feel very calm and relaxed. You won’t go to sleep, although you may feel drowsy, and the sights and sounds around you will seem very far away. You will be fully conscious so you can communicate with your dental team, and we will carefully monitor you throughout your procedure to make sure you are safe and comfortable.
When we finish your treatment, we’ll stop the flow of nitrous oxide and have you breathe pure oxygen for several minutes. Afterward, you won’t feel any drowsy side effects, but you will feel refreshed, alert, and ready to get back to your busy day.
If you think that complimentary nitrous oxide sedation at The Philadelphia Dentist can help you at your next appointment, please let us know.