Nitrous Oxide a Solution for Dental Anxiety and Fear
You are not alone if you feel apprehensive or anxious about your dental treatment. Our caring dentists and dental team at Tooth Acres Dentistry understand that many people experience dental anxiety and a fear of the dentist’s chair. To help you feel more calm and comfortable during your visit to our dental office, Drs. Alyssa Fisher, Jannaye Huser, and Gary Painter offer nitrous oxide sedation in our Fort Wayne, Indiana practice.
What is nitrous oxide?
Our team provides nitrous oxide as the first step in reducing dental anxiety for patients. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a gas you inhale during your treatment. Laughing gas does not make you sleep, but you will feel very at ease and may not remember portions of your visit. Our dentists at Tooth Acres Dentistry may recommend nitrous oxide sedation if:
- You suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia
- You have had unpleasant experiences with a dentist in the past that make you nervous for your next dental visit
- You have a sensitive gag reflex
- You need extensive or multiple dental treatments
What are the benefits of nitrous oxide sedation?
One of the advantages of nitrous oxide is that the effects wear off within minutes of the end of the treatment, allowing you to drive home safely after your appointment. Nitrous oxide is also very safe and effective and can be used for a wide range of treatments, from simple dental examinations to complex restorative dental work.
How can I expect to feel when using nitrous oxide?
Most people who use nitrous oxide experience a sense of calm and relaxation during their treatment. You may also notice that you have a pleasant feeling of tingling or sleepiness. If you feel nauseous while in the dental chair, let your dentist know immediately so they can adjust the settings accordingly. The levels of nitrous oxide are adjustable based on a patient’s unique needs.
Schedule an appointment at Tooth Acres Dentistry today!
We invite you to contact our dental office to learn more about nitrous oxide sedation and to schedule your visit with our friendly dentists, Drs. Fisher, Huser, and Painter at our Fort Wayne, IN, area practice. Call (260) 235-2992 to request a consultation visit at 4109 Lahmeyer Road and learn more about dental anxiety solutions.