Does visiting the dentist make you feel anxious? Have you avoided dealing with dental problems because you are worried treatment will be too painful? If so, you have come to the right place! At South Ridge Dental, we are committed to providing quality dental care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. That is why we offer sedation dentistry in the form of nitrous oxide. Dental sedation can help ease your nerves and ensure pain-free treatment.
If dental anxiety or phobia is preventing you from getting the dental treatment you need, contact our team of sedation dentists today!
Nitrous oxide is a sedative gas that is commonly used to help patients undergo extensive dental treatment or overcome dental anxiety in Lincoln. Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a mask that is placed over the nose.
If you receive nitrous oxide from our dentists at South Ridge Dental, you will quickly feel extremely calm and at ease. Nitrous oxide will not put you to sleep, but instead it will erase all your worries and may even give you a mild euphoric feeling.
Once the effect of nitrous oxide has fully set in, your dentist will begin performing the planned treatment. You will remain conscious throughout the procedure and will be able to respond to any questions or comments from your dentist.
In addition to calming nerves and increasing patient comfort during oral surgery and other dental treatment, the use of nitrous oxide has a wide range of benefits, including:
Most healthy adults can safely be sedated under the supervision of an experienced sedation dentist in Lincoln. If you have heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, or a respiratory disease, you may need to seek clearance from your doctor first before undergoing dental sedation.
Generally speaking, you may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry if you:
Nitrous oxide is recognized by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as a safe and effective way to sedate children who need dental treatment. Sedation dentistry is often ideal for young patients who are afraid of undergoing dental procedures or of visiting the dentist in general. Nitrous oxide can also help children who need extensive dental treatment, have trouble sitting still, or have a strong gag reflex that could interfere with the successful completion of the dental procedure they need.