If the thought of visiting your dentist for a procedure or routine visit makes you feel anxious and worried, you’re not alone. Countless adults as well as children have had a bad experience in the past that makes them feel nervous every time they sit in the treatment chair. At Lovell Dental, our team makes each of our patients a priority, which is why we go out of our way to have a gentle and relaxed chairside manner to help you feel more comfortable when you visit our office. However, we also understand that in some cases, that’s not enough. That’s why we provide nitrous oxide sedation to make each appointment you schedule with us as worry-free as possible. You can contact our office today to learn how this service can benefit you.
Nitrous oxide is a completely odorless and colorless gas that you’ll often hear referred to as “laughing gas.” To administer it, our team will gently place a small nosepiece over your face and open the gas and oxygen valves. You’ll breathe in the sedation and quickly begin to feel calm, relaxed, and even a little drowsy. You’ll remain completely awake throughout your visit, although you may not remember your entire dental procedure.
From the start to the end of your procedure, our staff will closely monitor your breathing and heart rate to make sure everything is normal and that you can respond to any verbal instructions that we provide you with.
At Lovell Dental, our patient’s comfort and safety are our top priority. Everyone on our team has had special training to administer nitrous oxide sedation in the safest way possible, and professional organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry have recognized it as safe and effective for both children and adults.
Nitrous oxide has been safely used for several decades and has a proven record of being well-tolerated by a majority of patients, producing no long-term effects.
A great advantage of nitrous oxide sedation is that the effects kick in almost immediately and wear off directly after your procedure, allowing you to carry on with your day. You’ll begin to feel alert, awake, and back to your normal self within a few minutes of having the mask removed from your face. Some other benefits of nitrous oxide include:
If you or your child has struggled receiving the dental care they need due to the anxiety, worry, or stress they feel at the thought of visiting their dentist in Lovell, consider scheduling a consultation with us to learn how we can make your experience more positive.