If you feel anxious about dental visits, you are not alone: around 30% of the population experiences dental anxiety, and many of those people avoid dental visits due to their anxiety. If the thought of going to the dentist turns you into a nervous wreck, our relaxing sedation options could benefit you. At McNeely Family Dentistry, we offer sedation options to help our patients relax, and to make treatments more efficient and effective.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a colorless blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide gas that has a sweet, pleasant smell and taste. Administration of the gas is done through a mask worn over the mouth. Laughing gas creates a sense of well-being and relaxation, allowing you to feel comfortable while remaining conscious throughout your treatment. A few deep breaths of pure oxygen at the end of your treatment quickly reverses the effects. Nitrous oxide is a great solution for adults and kids with dental anxiety.
Most patients report few to no side or after effects when they have received sedation. However, we do recommend that you have someone drive you to and from your appointment if you will be undergoing sedation during your visit.
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