Does the dentist make you nervous? Interested in sedation dentistry? Many people suffer from dental anxiety, and unfortunately, this can prevent them from seeking important dental care that might save their teeth. At Renken Dentistry, we offer the option of sedation during dental procedures to make you more comfortable and alleviate your fears. Our office uses nitrous oxide to calm patients and create a more relaxing atmosphere. Looking for a sedation dentist? Schedule an appointment today!
Nitrous oxide is a gas that’s combined with oxygen and inhaled by the patient throughout the dental procedure. Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide works by making the patient feel euphoric. It’s safe, effective, and has been used successfully for years as the primary form of dental sedation.
Nitrous oxide might not be compatible with certain medications or medical conditions, however, so be sure to disclose your medical history to your dentist before your procedure.
Nitrous oxide will make you feel happy and relaxed. There are no needles or injections necessary, making it a pain-free option perfect for anyone who might be squeamish. The nitrous oxide is inhaled through your nose. During the procedure, your dentist will closely monitor your sedation levels and can adjust them if necessary.
Although the nitrous oxide wears off quickly once it’s no longer being inhaled, you may have no memory of the procedure itself. As soon as the nitrous oxide wears off, you should be able to drive yourself home.
If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, Georgetown patients can give us a call anytime! We’d be happy to schedule an appointment for our sedation dentist.