Dental Decisions: Choosing Nitrous Oxide Sedation
What is It?
Nitrous oxide sedation is a safe and effective way to help patients relax and feel comfortable during dental procedures. It has been used effectively for over a century and is a proven, safe way to reduce patient anxiety while the dentist is working.
How Does It Work?
Before the procedure begins, an inhaler is placed over the nose of the patient. A controlled and precise mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen are then administered for the patient to inhale. Shortly thereafter, the patient feels calm and relaxed, allowing the dentist to perform the procedure easily. The patient is fully conscious during nitrous oxide sedation, and easily able to respond and react to the dentist’s requests. The effects of nitrous oxide soon wear off once the inhaler is removed.
Should I Use It?
Using nitrous oxide can make your next visit worry-free. Come in knowing you will be calm and relaxed as the dentist works. Dr. Guan has over 15 years of family dentist experience, so rest assured with the knowledge that you are in good hands.
At Ohana Dental Clinic we offer a wide range of dental services, including nitrous oxide sedation. If you’re in need of a Bowmanville dentist for extractions, fillings, cosmetic dentistry, braces, root canals, or anything regarding teeth and gums, please call us at 905.697.3440.