NITROUS OXIDE “LAUGHING GAS”
Some people experience nerve-racking fear and anxiety when visiting the dentist, often causing them to stay away from the dentist altogether. In order to help patients remain calm during dental procedures, “Laughing Gas” or Nitrous Oxide may be administered. At Whispering Creek Dental, we offer nitrous oxide for our patients that have anxiety about their needed dental procedures. It is always our goal to make our patients as comfortable as possible to ensure a positive dental experience.
Nitrous oxide is a very safe and effective sedative that allows patients to remain calm and relaxed during their dental visit. This gas is administered through the nose, allowing the patient to breath naturally and feel the effects while dental work is performed. Nitrous oxide can be used safely for children and adults, giving them a stress-free experience when they visit our office for a minor oral surgical procedure.
RELAX DURING YOUR DENTAL APPOINTMENT
Now you can relax during your dental visit. Your comfort during your dental procedure is the most important factor to our team. When you are relaxed, the Dr. Welch can better assess your dental issues and quickly perform the work that needs to be done. During the procedure, you will experience no pain, yet be awake and aware the entire time. After the work is completed, the effects of the laughing gas wear off as soon as you take a few breaths of fresh air without the nose piece. You will not feel groggy or have unwanted haziness after your procedure – you can safely drive home without any issues.
Don’t let anxiety over dental visits cause you to fall behind in your dental care. Ask our friendly dental team at Whispering Creek Dental about using nitrous oxide or laughing gas as part of your next dental care procedure. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member. Your comfort is our top priority!