If you feel nervous or anxious about your dental treatment, you are not alone. Our caring dentist and dental team at Tooth Acres Dentistry understand that many people experience dental anxiety. To help you feel more calm and comfortable during your visit to our dental office, we offer nitrous oxide in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas, is a gas that you inhale during your treatment. Laughing gas does not make you sleep, but you will feel very at ease and you may not remember portions of your visit. Dr. Painter may recommend nitrous oxide sedation if:
- You suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia
- You have had unpleasant experiences with the dentist in the past that make you nervous for your next treatment
- You have a sensitive gag reflex
- You are in need of extensive or multiple dental treatments
One of the advantages of nitrous oxide is that the effects wear off within minutes of the end of the treatment, allowing you to safely drive home after your appointment. We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about nitrous oxide sedation and to schedule your visit with our friendly dentist.