From time to time, patients might experience a sense of anxiety or nervousness during a specific dental procedure at the dental office. Some individuals might feel that going to a dental visit is not a pleasant experience. When a patient experiences this state of distress, we offer nitrous oxide or laughing gas to help over come their nervousness.
We administer nitrous oxide through a mask which is placed over the patients nose. Within a matter of minutes, the patient will start to feel the effects of the laughing gas.
The nitrous oxide will quickly and effectively calm the patients nerves as well as provide comfort to their anxiety. This relaxation provides an advantage as children and adults can remain calm throughout their dental treatment and allow the dentist to perform tasks effectively.
Nitrous oxide has been used in the field of dentistry for several decades. It is safe and effective method to use on patients who are anxious or nervous when they are in a dental office.