Fear or phobia to the dentist still exists; it’s one of the most common shared fears and one that must be faced eventually. Many people don’t routinely visit the dentist for this reason and many can spend years concerned about their oral health and not go. Problems may be begin to accumulate and present themselves painful. There is something that can ease a dental appointment, make a tense and anxious visit a smooth and relaxing one: nitrous oxide.
Nitrous oxide has been used for centuries in dentistry, aiding both the patient and the dentist to a more calm and enjoyable appointment. Also known as the laughing gas because of its effect when used recreationally, but in dentistry it is used for its anesthetics and analgesic properties. Hassle free, there is no need of injections, just a few deep breaths of nitrous oxide and oxygen together before and during the procedure will ease your time being in the dental chair.
Nitrous oxide is toxic free, meaning it will not affect any organ unlike taking pills that at some degree have side effects. We have an automated machine designed to deliver a precisely dosed and breath-actuated flow of nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen, for the patient to inhale safely. Because it is inhaled, nitrous oxide just takes a couple of minutes to feel its effect and once finished it also just takes a few minutes to eliminate its effect. Pain is depressed and the patient is conscious and the dental procedure is done stress free.
Some cases when Nitrous Oxide can be used:
- mildly apprehensive patient
- frightened child
- to reduce awareness of time and fatigue
- to reduce dental stress
- to control gaggling
- when requested by the patient
Nitrous oxide is an effective complement to relieve the stress during any dental procedure. At Prisma Dental we offer the option to administer nitrous oxide if requested for any dental procedure needed. The option is available; we monitor and control it to stay safe. Any questions about the use of nitrous oxide, or any other sedation alternatives we offer, do not hesitate contacting us at our toll free number or email. We want to see you have a painless and healthy smile.