Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Are You Scared of the Dentist?
At the dental office of Irina S. Adams, DMD – we understand how terrifying a trip to the dentist can be for some. Dental anxiety is a commonplace fear that we want to help you overcome. Together, we can keep your mouth healthy and your fears away.
From the moment you walk through our doors, our staff strives to provide you with compassion, knowledge, and care that we would want as patients. That is why the dental office of Irina S. Adams, DMD offers sedation dentistry for patients.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a great way to help calm your nerves while undergoing any number of dental procedures. At the dental office of Irina S. Adams, DMD, we use nitrous oxide sedation to help patients relax during their appointments.
Nitrous oxide is the most common form of sedation dentistry. It is considered the safest version as well. Carefully administered by your dentist, nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas”, is inhaled through a mask. It is considered a minimal-type of sedation.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
With nitrous oxide, you will not fall asleep. Instead, you enter a euphoric state. This helps to ease any tension and fears you may have while visiting with your dentist. Because you remain awake, you are able to monitor the situation and remain coherent when asked questions about your oral care.
Unlike oral sedation, typically in the form of a Halcion pill, nitrous oxide will not make you drowsy. Once the mask is removed, the effects of the nitrous oxide quickly fade. This means that the majority of those who receive sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide are likely to be able to drive themselves home after their procedure.
Nitrous oxide sedation can be used during many different types of dental procedures. From routine checkups to some more serious visits, nitrous oxide offers a quick, easy way to relax your dental anxieties. In addition to nitrous oxide, if you are undergoing a procedure that may cause pain, your dentist can combine this form of sedation with a local anesthetic as well.
If you would like to learn more about a sedation dentist in Arroyo Grande or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today!