If you’re one of the millions of Americans who experience anxiety or fear when visiting your dentist, Dr. Rodney L. Allen can help you conquer your dental phobia with sedation dentistry. Our friendly team will treat you with kindness and respect from the moment you arrive at our office to help you feel at ease. We offer nitrous oxide to ensure the utmost comfort throughout your visit. You can sit back and relax while achieving the healthy smile you deserve.
If your palms sweat or your heart races at the thought of visiting your dentist, you’re not alone. Dental-related fears and anxieties are more common than you might realize. In fact, many people avoid their dentist altogether because of their apprehensions. You don’t need to put your smile at risk. Your sedation dentist can help.
Nitrous oxide is an inhaled sedative used for patients who have mild dental fears. In addition, it can also help those who have difficulty staying in one position for too long, and well as patients who have pain while holding their jaw open. No matter the reason, nitrous oxide can promote a more enjoyable visit to achieve your dental goals.
Better known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is the longest used form of sedation. It’s the preferred solution because it is safe for patients of all ages, including children and the elderly. The sedative is mixed with oxygen and delivered through a mask worn over the nose.
Within seconds, you’ll feel relaxed to get the care you need. Dr. Allen can easily adjust the dose throughout your procedures to ensure you remain comfortable. Best of all, the effects of nitrous oxide dissipate quickly, so you can return to your normal activities almost immediately. You can even drive yourself home from your appointment.
Nitrous oxide holds a commonplace in dentistry because it has few risks and side effects. The most frequent complications of laughing gas are nausea and vomiting, which are rare and subside quickly. It is safe for almost everyone; however, women who are in their first trimester of pregnancy shouldn’t use it. In addition, patients who have certain breathing issues or other medical conditions may not be candidates. Dr. Allen will review your medical history to ensure it’s the right option for you.
Nitrous oxide is among the most affordable sedatives used in dentistry. There isn’t a set fee for it because the cost is based on your specific treatment plan. Dr. Allen will provide you with a custom estimate and discuss your payment options, such as using your dental insurance. Our office will help you find the solutions you need to feel stress-free during your visit.
Don’t let dental anxieties prevent you from getting the care you need. Contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for nitrous oxide sedation.