If you find it very difficult to sit in the dental chair because of anxiety and fear, we may recommend sedation dentistry, which help you relax when you visit the dentist. We can offer nitrous oxide to calm your dental anxiety and help you have an enjoyable visit. After all, dental anxiety should not keep you from getting the treatment you need to enjoy good oral health.
Laughing gas is another name for nitrous oxide because it can produce euphoric effects when the mask is placed over your nose. You will inhale the gas while you are in the dental chair, and be able to relax while we care for your smile. During this time, you will not fall asleep, and will still be able to communicate with the dentist during your appointment. At the end of your visit, the mask will be removed and the effects of nitrous oxide will fade quickly so that you can safely drive home from our office. Nitrous oxide is safe and has been used by dentists for many years. In fact, some dentists prefer to use it when they need to sedate children. You do not need to do anything to prepare to use nitrous oxide and there is not aftercare involved with its use.
If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry in Iron River, Michigan, at your next visit to Saigh Family Dental, please contact our office at 906-265-0050 today to discuss your options with Dr. Frederick M. Saigh.