Known by many as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a great option for those who suffer from dental anxiety. Being scared or feeling an intense level of anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of; millions of Americans suffer from dental anxiety. Spring Green Family Dental wants to do everything possible to relieve the stress that can be felt when visiting the dentist’s office. Nitrous oxide sedation is offered at our Katy, Texas dental office.
What is nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide is a gas commonly used by dental professionals to sedate patients. When used by medical professionals, the gas is completely safe and tends to wear off quickly. Interestingly, nitrous oxide is also used in whipped cream cans at low levels. The colorless gas is inhaled by the patient and produces a euphoric sense. In a matter of minutes, the patient feels at ease and enters an elevated sense of calmness. Nitrous oxide is a great option for both children and adults who struggle with dental anxiety.
The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly once the patient stops inhaling the gas. It only takes a couple of minutes and a few deep breaths for the effects to leave the body. After procedures have concluded and the nitrous oxide wears off, it is safe for the patient to drive. This is one reason why dentists and patients prefer this form of sedation.
Spring Green Family Dental encourages everyone in the Katy and Fulshear, Texas area to come in for a visit. Contact us if you suffer from moderate to severe dental anxiety and we can strategize with you to get you the care you deserve.