Many people suffer from dental anxiety, and in many cases this is what prevents them from seeking out dental care they may desperately need. At Renken Dentistry in Crystal Falls, TX, we offer the option of sedation to help patients with their dental anxiety no matter the procedure.
Our office uses nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. This is the most common type of dental sedation and has been used effectively for years. Here are a few benefits to nitrous oxide sedation:
Nitrous oxide is a gas that is administered along with oxygen through a mask that goes in the patient’s nose. You’ll start to feel the effects within minutes and it wears off equally as quick once the flow has stopped, so you should be able to drive yourself home after your procedure.
Your dentist will monitor you throughout the procedure and can adjust the sedation levels depending on your needs. You will probably not remember much, if anything, of the procedure once the sedation has stopped. Nitrous oxide can be safely used on children and adults alike, making it a popular choice for dental sedation.
If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, give our office a call to talk to a member of our staff today!