Your Dentist In Wheaton Or Takoma Park Will Help You Relax With Nitrous Oxide
As experienced dental experts in Wheaton & Takoma Park, we know that it’s very common for some patients to feel varying levels of fear or anxiety when it comes to receiving dental care. Whether their concerns stem from an unfortunate childhood experience or have cropped up without explanation in recent years, we know that these issues have the potential to keep people from getting the care they need. Thankfully, dental sedation in the form of nitrous oxide can help!
Otherwise known as laughing gas or “conscious sedation,” this non-allergenic, fast-acting, and mild sedative is one of the safest options available. Inducing feelings of relaxation, the gas enables our expert(s) to attend to a patient’s dental needs while simultaneously ensuring that they are calm and comfortable in the process.
How is this sedative administered and when does it take effect?
Delivered via a light mask that’s placed over a patient’s nose, most patients feel the calming effects of nitrous oxide soon after it’s been administered.
Is laughing gas an option for my anxious child?
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, laughing gas is considered to be a safe and effective way to reduce children’s anxiety, helping to improve their dental experience(s) while eradicating stress. Please also keep in mind that our skilled and compassionate team will always do everything we can to help, support, and calm a fearful child throughout every treatment.
If you’re curious about whether nitrous oxide may be an option for you or someone you love, please call us today with any questions you may have!
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- Calm anxiety & fear caused by dental visits
- If needed, complete multiple treatments in fewer visits
- Enable your dental expert to diagnose & treat problems early
- Keep your dental health prioritized & maintained
- Enjoy quick-acting sedative effects!