The majority of people who need to make a dentist appointment tend to experience some degree of dental anxiety.
This anxiety can range from their feeling a little uncomfortable to their actually feeling so much fear that they’re scared to even walk into a dentist’s office. Although there are many reasons why someone may have a dental phobia, the main reason is because they don’t want to experience any pain, which is completely understandable.
Now there’s a dental sedation option available for those who are looking for a needle free alternative – nitrous oxide.
Nitrous oxide: drug free and needle free
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a drug free and needle free choice for those who feel a lot of dental anxiety when it comes time to go to the dentist’s office.
Instead of worrying about whether or not you’re going to experience any pain, you can simply to choose to use this dental sedation method, which doesn’t require the use of any needles.
There are many advantages to using nitrous oxide:
• A needle free, drug free dental sedation option
• One of the best relaxation methods available to treat dental anxiety
• The sedation amount can be regulated while you’re being treated
• You’re conscious and fully aware of what’s going on while being treated
How it works:
Nitrous oxide is a gas that you inhale that directly affects the central nervous system. It’s considered to be one of the safest methods of dental sedation currently available, and only takes about 5 minutes before you start feeling the effects.
A flexible rubber hood is placed over your nose and then attached to the nitrogen oxide so you can start inhaling the gas that’s going to help prevent your experiencing any pain.
You won’t experience any nausea or fall asleep, and instead you’ll feel some tingling in your hands and feet as well as a general numbness over your entire body, which is going to put you in that relaxation mode that will keep your dental anxiety at bay.
Could it work for you?
If you’re someone who prefers a needle free and/or drug free option when it comes time for you to go to the dentist, we invite you to contact us today by calling our office at (704) 413-3688 so we can see if this is a good option for you.