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 nitrous oxide.
How Nitrous Oxide Works
To administer dental nitrous oxide, 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 of the nitrous oxide wear off immediately after removing the mask.
Benefits of Dental Nitrous Oxide
The effects of the nitrous oxide wear off immediately!
Dental nitrous oxide 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.
The Grand Rapids sedation dentists at GR Family Dental 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, give us a call at (616) 455-3020.
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