Nitrous Oxide for Dental Anxiety in Philadelphia

Do you get nervous when you think about visiting the dentist? Do you delay dental appointments or avoid them altogether?

At The Philadelphia Dentist, we recognize that dental anxiety is a huge obstacle for many of our valued patients. We want you to feel positive about taking care of your teeth, so we’re pleased to offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) at no additional charge.

Dr. Schriftman and patient in PhiladelphiaWhat Causes Dental Anxiety?

Everyone who deals with dental anxiety has their own unique reason for it. Some patients don’t like feeling that they aren't in control, while others have a fear of dentistry that developed in childhood. The sights, sounds, and smells of a dental office are a trigger for some people, while others with a strong gag reflex avoid the discomfort of having dental work done.

We want to understand what makes you fearful so we can tailor your treatment to avoid any triggers that make you anxious. Offering nitrous oxide to our Northeast Philadelphia patients helps them relax enough so they can enjoy a comfortable, stress-free procedure. 

Efficient, Compassionate Dental Care in Northeast Philadelphia

We’re committed to providing a warm and friendly environment at our NE Philly dental office. Our dental care team goes out of their way to treat you with kindness and respect for your concerns.

In addition to an attentive team that caters to your needs, we offer leading-edge technology that minimizes the time you spend in the dental chair. Your comfort is always our priority, and if there is anything we can do to reduce your stress, please let us know.

Comfortable Treatment with Nitrous Oxide in the Philadelphia Area 

The purpose of sedation with nitrous oxide is to bring about a state of relaxation that lasts throughout your treatment. Nitrous oxide is effective and has been used safely for over 100 years as a gentle type of sedation.

Nitrous oxide is a sweet-smelling non-toxic gas that you inhale through a small mask that sits over your nose. As you inhale, you’ll start to feel very relaxed and drowsy. The activity around you will begin to fade into the background, and you’ll experience a sense of comfort and extreme well-being.

Dr. Schriftman with patient getting sedationNitrous Oxide Has No Drowsy Side-Effects

One of the benefits of sedation with nitrous oxide is that there are no drowsy side effects. When we finish your procedure, our dentists will switch the flow of gas from nitrous to pure oxygen.

We’ll have you relax and inhale the oxygen for a few minutes, and when you leave our dental office, you’ll feel refreshed, alert, and ready to take on the rest of your day. 

Call to Learn More About This Sedation Option

If you think that you could benefit from the relaxation that nitrous oxide offers at your next appointment, please let us know. It’s important to us that you are comfortable enough to receive quality dental care. For this reason, we are pleased to offer nitrous oxide to our Northeast Philadelphia patients at no extra charge.

Don’t compromise your oral health because of anxiety. Call our 19152 dental office to schedule an appointment and get the comfortable care you need for a healthy smile.