Dental anxiety and dental fear are real issues that lead to significant numbers of patients not visiting their dentist as they should. Thanks to nitrous oxide sedation dentistry from your Ari Med DENT dentist, however, those very patients can enjoy an anxiety-free and safe experience at the dentist.
Sedation dentistry using nitrous oxide is becoming so popular because it helps lower the level of anxiety the patient may experience, while the procedures details can be forgotten about afterwards as well. Safety and compliance are two immensely important aspects of treatment, so nitrous oxide sedation offers both the individual and your dentist the best alternative.
What is Nitrous oxide sedation?
Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a mild sedative. It is administered through a nose hood and is kept “on” during the entire length of the procedure. Nitrous oxide elevates the mood of the patient while evoking a sense of general well-being. Most importantly of all- nitrous oxide sedation helps relieve anxiety and discomfort a patient may experience during a procedure. Nitrous oxide has been safely used in dentistry for years and has risen to prominence as the “ideal” dental clinical sedation method.
Here are some advantages associated with nitrous oxide sedation:
- Anxiety is alleviated
- No side effects
Procedures seem to take less time
More can be accomplished during each visit