If you experience anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist, nitrous oxide may be the solution for you. Also known as “laughing gas,” this mild sedative helps you relax so that you can receive the treatments you need without unnecessary stress. Our dentists may recommend this sedation option for a number of reasons, including:
- Managing dental anxiety or phobia
- If you are apprehensive about receiving a treatment you have not experienced before
- If you dislike the sounds and sights of the dental office
We will meet with you one-on-one prior to your treatment to determine if nitrous oxide is a good option for your needs.
Nitrous oxide is gaseous mixture of nitrous and oxygen, and it works via inhalation. When we provide you with this form of dental sedation, our dentists and team will place a nose mask on your face through which you will inhale. As you breathe in, you will begin to experience a relaxed or possibly euphoric sensation. The effects of the gas will wear off within a few minutes after the nose mask is removed, allowing you to safely and legally drive yourself home following your treatment. You will be monitored closely throughout your appointment so that we can ensure your comfort and safety.
For more information about nitrous oxide in Murphy and Wylie, Texas, and to schedule a consultation with our dentists to see if this treatment is right for you, call Citrus Smiles today at 972-472-8862.