Do you wish you didn’t always feel so nervous during your dental appointments? Finding it difficult to get even your basic exams and cleanings done and out of the way? Whether you’ve always had trouble visiting the dentist or you had a negative experience with a previous dentist, your oral health shouldn’t have to suffer just because of anxiety. At Friedland Family Dentistry, we make patient comfort a priority, which is why you can take advantage of fast-acting and effective nitrous oxide at our practice! Call us today to set up your next appointment and learn more about sedation dentistry!
Nitrous oxide is a mixture of gases, specifically nitrous and oxygen, designed to be slowly inhaled throughout your dental procedure. To do this, one of our dentists provides a mask that covers the nose and allows a gentle stream of sedative to flow directly into your lungs. As you inhale the sedative, you’ll start to feel a warm and calming sensation envelope your body. Through the course of treatment, you’ll find it much easier to undergo your necessary procedures, whether they be a basic cleaning or placement for a dental crown. Once treatment is complete, we’ll remove the mask and you’ll start to feel back to your normal self!
Following the end of treatment, our dentists will make sure to observe your condition following sedation. The effects should only take a few minutes to wear off, making it easy for you to continue your daily activities without interruption. If you had local anesthesia applied prior to treatment, it’s very important that you don’t eat foods until the effects wear off. This will prevent you from accidentally biting your tongue or cheek while you eat.