If you have dental anxiety, you’ll want to ask our sedation dentists at GR Family Dental about nitrous oxide (also called laughing gas).
Nitrous oxide is safe for patients of all ages and quickly wears off so you can drive yourself home after the procedure. Some of our patients may dread their visit with us, which is why we try to anticipate their needs by offering sedation dentistry services like laughing gas.
How Nitrous Oxide Works
To administer dental laughing gas, we place a breathing mask over your nose and ask you to breathe in the nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen. After a few minutes have passed, the nitrous oxide will work to make you feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed during your procedure. The effects wear off immediately after removing the mask.
Benefits of Dental Nitrous Oxide
It is important to see your Grand Rapids dentist for a teeth cleaning and oral examination every six months. However, this can be difficult if you have a dental phobia.
The effects of the nitrous oxide wear off immediately!
Dental laughing gas helps you relax in the dentist’s chair so you can get the dental care you need to maintain a beautiful healthy smile. The effects of dental nitrous oxide wear off as soon as we remove the mask, which means you’ll be able to drive yourself home. During the dental treatments, you will be awake and responsive, yet relaxed.
Our Grand Rapids, MI, sedation dentists always strive to help patients feel comfortable in the dentist’s chair. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of nitrous oxide to manage dental anxiety, call GR Family Dental today at (616) 455-3020, or contact us online.
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