If you fear the dentist, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from dental anxiety and in many cases, this fear prevents them from receiving much-needed procedures. If you think your dental anxiety might get in the way of your next treatment, Magna Family Dental Studio in Highlands Ranch offers nitrous oxide to make your next dental treatment as relaxing as possible.
What is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide is a gaseous sedative that is combined with oxygen and administered through a facemask. Also known as ‘laughing gas,’ nitrous oxide helps keep you relaxed and reduces the tension associated with medical instruments, allowing procedures to go smoother.
How Do I Know if I Need Nitrous Oxide?
If you have a strong aversion to dentistry, avoid going to the dentist out of fear, or think you could have a physical reaction to seeing medical instruments, you might be a candidate for nitrous oxide. Signs that you could benefit from this sedative include:
- Sensitive gag reflex
- Resistant to local anesthetics
- Strong dental anxiety
What Should I Expect from Nitrous Oxide?
The gas begins to take effect a couple of minutes after inhalation. You’ll feel a tingling sensation through your body followed by a deep feeling of relaxation and general numbness. Patients have described a foggy, dreamlike state but you’ll be able to communicate with your dentist and respond to questions.
Do You Want a Relaxing Dental Treatment with Nitrous Oxide in Highlands Ranch or South Denver, CO?
Magna Family Dental Studio in Highlands Ranch wants to make your next dental appointment comfortable and stress-free. To make your experience less taxing, consider using nitrous oxide. Call us today to learn more!