Patients who fear the dentist often have difficulty getting the treatments they need. Fortunately, La Cantera Dental Group offers several forms of sedation to keep you in a good state of mind, including nitrous sedation.
What is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide is often referred to as laughing gas, as it puts you in a “loopy” state to help you feel more relaxed. It’s a colorless, odorless gas that can safely and effectively manage anxiety during a dental treatment. You take this form of sedation by inhaling a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a mask.
Nitrous oxide is best for patients with mild anxiety or those having a shorter dental procedure.
What are the Benefits?
Thanks to nitrous sedation, patients can have a better experience at the dentist. Besides being in a calmer state, here are some of the other benefits you may experience:
- Easy to administer
- Wears off quickly
- Great for patients of all ages
Recovering from Nitrous Oxide
The recovery time for nitrous sedation is very short. Once the gas stops being administered, you should return to a normal state rather quickly. You should be able to drive yourself home after a dental procedure with nitrous sedation, but we still recommend having someone come with you as a precaution.
Is Nitrous Sedation Right for You?
If your dental anxiety is mild or if you’re having a short procedure, nitrous sedation could be the solution to get you through it with ease. Have any questions about this form of sedation? Call La Cantera Dental Group today, and a member of our team will be more than happy to assist you! We have one office on La Cantera Pkwy and another at the Park Oaks Center.