You can be calm and relaxed for your next appointment with sedation dentistry. We offer this as an option because many people experience severe anxiety over visiting the dentist, which means some of them won’t get the care they need. This simple method can help you overcome those concerns and make it to your next procedure.
At Galleria Dentistry we offer our patients the option to use nitrous oxide to ease your visit and raise your threshold for any dental discomfort.
How Sedation Dentistry Works
Nitrous oxide, classically referred to as “laughing gas,” is completely safe and acts very fast. You will remain in control over all your bodily functions and be able to breathe normally, and it only takes about 20 seconds to reach the brain and start providing pain-killing effects.
This is also an effective option because we can precisely control the depth of sedation without any harmful side effects.
Who Is a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
We most commonly prescribe sedation for patients whose anxieties are keeping them away from proper dental care. However, we may also recommend this option to patients that have a low pain tolerance or extremely sensitive teeth.
There are also some circumstances in which sedation dentistry is not recommended, which is usually related to any other medications you may currently be taking. In general, though, almost anyone is a candidate for this procedure if it will help you get your regular and specialized treatments.
Contact us today to learn more about our techniques and technology and find out if this is for you.