Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Delray Beach, FL
If you suffer from dental anxiety and/or fear of the dentist, you have options to make your dental visit more comfortable and stress-free. If you suffer from a mild form of dental anxiety, Nitrous Oxide may be the right option when you visit us at Advanced Dentistry South Florida.
What is nitrous oxide sedation?
This form of sedation is also known as laughing gas. This is a form of conscious inhalation sedation (administered through the nose) that gives the patient an overall sense of relaxation and often a sense of euphoria as well. This procedure is available for adults and children as well.
What are the benefits of nitrous oxide sedation?
As stated previously, it is a great option for children and adults who become anxious while visiting the dentist. Other benefits include the following:
- Little or no recovery time from inhallation
- Little to no side effects (no “hangover”)
- A safe and non-addictive option
- It works very quickly, reaching the brain within 20 seconds
- Shown to eliminate or minimize gagging in patients
Does nitrous oxide sedation hurt?
We have personally never had a patient state that he/she was in pain at any point during the administration of nitrous oxide. The following effects have been known to happen to dental patients while using nitrous oxide:
- A feeling of euphoria or “well-being”
- Heaviness in legs and arms
- Comfortable, warm sensations throughout the body
- Tingling sensations near the beginning stages of administering nitrous oxide
While the use of nitrous oxide does not hurt, if at any time you feel uncomfortable, or you are experiencing symptoms that are unpleasant, alert your dentist immediately so that he or she can adjust the levels.
Is nitrous oxide sedation right for me?
This might be a good option for you if you have a low or moderate level of dental anxiety. When you come in for your appointment, be sure to speak with your dental professional about the pros and cons of sedation and get a better feel as to whether or not it’s right for you. Our dental professionals are well educated and experienced in the delivering of sedation, so you know you’re in good hands if you and your dentist agree that it’s the right choice.
If you would like to learn more about nitrous oxide and how it may help you curb your anxiety and fear, please call us at 561-404-4078 and a dental professional will be more than happy to help you. You can also visit our contact page for more information. We look forward to seeing you soon to help you on your way to a beautiful, healthy smile!