Nitrous Oxide – Satellite Beach, FL
Feel Relaxed In The Treatment Chair
Dental fear or anxiety is a common occurrence, not just among children, but also teens and adults. It keeps many people from receiving the oral healthcare that they need to preserve their natural smile just how it is. If your heart starts racing in the treatment chair or you begin to feel clammy, our team at Merrill A. Grant, DDS, MS offers nitrous oxide in Satellite Beach to make your experience more pleasant. If you’d like to learn more about how we use nitrous oxide to keep you from having traumatic dental visits, contact our office today!
What is Nitrous Oxide?
You may have heard of nitrous oxide referred to as “laughing gas” before. It’s a colorless, odorless substance that you breathe in through a small nose mask during your appointment. It’s commonly used to help patients feel more relaxed and at-ease while they receive the dental care they need. It’s considered a completely safe sedation method when administered by a professional, and the effects wear off quickly, allowing you to transport yourself too and from the appointment.
How Does Nitrous Oxide Sedation Work?
After we talk to you about your treatment, we’ll go ahead and have you begin smelling the gas. Within minutes, you’ll feel a wave of calmness and euphoria wash over you. Some patients even say that it makes them feel as though they’re floating. While you’re under nitrous oxide sedation, you’ll be able to answer any questions that we ask you, but it will dull any discomfort that you may normally feel and, in some cases, you may even forget much of your treatment.
Once your procedure is over, we’ll remove the mask. Within about two to five minutes, you’ll notice that the effects have worn off. After your appointment, you’ll be able to carry on with your day as you normally would.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Nearly every patient is a good candidate for receiving nitrous oxide from their sedation dentist in Satellite Beach. Patients who experience some of the following will likely benefit the most:
- Dental fear or anxiety
- A fear of needles
- Difficulty sitting still in the treatment chair
- Dental sensitivity that makes treatment uncomfortable
- Hard time getting numb
- Traumatic past dental experiences
- A strong gag reflex
Patients who find themselves with the following traits or conditions typically aren’t good candidates for nitrous oxide:
- Sinus congestion
- Taking certain medications
- Respiratory disease
If you have any questions about receiving nitrous oxide sedation from your dentist nearby, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Our team will be more than happy to address any concerns and help you feel more comfortable during your next visit.