Experience Calm and Relaxed Dentistry
Ensuring your comfort during dental procedures is our top priority. We provide minimal sedation to help ease any anxiety or apprehension you might feel. Our method of choice is Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, which allows you to remain fully conscious but in a relaxed state. The sedation or local anesthesia used will always be tailored to your personal needs and the professional recommendation of our dental team.
Types of Anesthesia and Sedation We Offer
We focus on two primary methods to guarantee your comfort during your visit:
A trusted method known by many, we gently numb the specific area of treatment and then carefully administer a local anesthetic. You might experience a sensation of pressure, but pain is kept at bay.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Commonly known as laughing gas, this form of sedation ensures you remain conscious but in a very relaxed state. It’s often used in combination with local freezing to maximize comfort.
Note: Sleep dentistry, such as general anesthesia, is not offered at our practice. We believe in ensuring our patients’ comfort while also allowing them to remain alert and aware during their procedures.
Experience the Comfort of Dental Sedation with Nitrous Oxide
Our commitment is to provide dental care tailored to each individual’s needs, and we understand that some patients may have apprehensions. With Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) sedation, we address these challenges head-on. Here are the advantages of our sedation method:
Easing Dental Apprehensions
It’s natural for some to feel uneasy or anxious about dental treatments. We believe that your concerns should never be a barrier to optimal oral health. By discussing your feelings with us, we can ensure a more relaxed and comfortable experience.
Lengthy sessions can be tiresome, but with Nitrous Oxide, you’ll feel at ease, making the procedure seem shorter. The soothing effect of the laughing gas ensures you’re comfortable from start to finish.
Customized to Your Unique Needs
Whether you experience heightened sensitivity, a strong gag reflex, or find that local numbing isn’t quite effective for you, Nitrous Oxide sedation is versatile enough to cater to various needs, ensuring every patient has access to the care they deserve.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Local anesthesia is a numbing agent administered directly to a specific area of the mouth to block sensations, primarily pain, during dental procedures. It ensures that the patient feels minimal discomfort while allowing them to stay awake and alert.
Nitrous Oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, is a safe sedative agent mixed with oxygen. When inhaled, it helps patients relax during their dental procedures. It doesn’t put you to sleep; instead, you remain conscious but in a very relaxed state.
Laughing gas is delivered through a mask placed over the nose. The patient breathes in the gas, which quickly produces a calming effect. The dentist can control the amount of sedation you receive, ensuring both safety and comfort.
Yes, one of the benefits of Nitrous Oxide is that it wears off rapidly. Most patients can drive themselves home after the procedure. However, it’s always best to consult with your dentist and listen to your body before getting behind the wheel.
Most patients remain fully aware of their surroundings and remember the procedure. However, they often feel detached or unconcerned due to the relaxation effects of the gas.
The numbness typically lasts for a few hours after the procedure. It’s crucial to be cautious when eating or drinking to avoid biting your cheek or tongue while the area is still numb.
While laughing gas is safe for most patients, there are certain conditions or circumstances where it might not be recommended. It’s crucial to discuss your complete medical history with your dentist to determine if Nitrous Oxide is right for you.