Laughing Gas ~ Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry
Laughing gas, which has been used in the United States since the mid 1800s, is a helpful tool that can relax you during your next visit to the dentist. This type of sedation usually offers a peaceful, relaxed feeling, making it considerably easier to undergo dental treatment.
Nitrous oxide is administered through a scented nose piece, and you’ll feel the calming effects almost immediately. Not all dentists in the Phoenix metro area have nitrous oxide available, but sedation dentists generally do. Laughing gas can be given by itself, but more commonly, it’s used alongside Novocain (which can numb the areas being treated).
To further your relaxation, you’ll find that the majority of sedation dentists will have headphones and music available to you, which can serve as a pleasant distraction. Some will also have televisions installed inside their treatment rooms.
More importantly, the majority of sedation dentists are excellent communicators. They’ll explain what they’re doing, pause to fully answer your questions and give explanations, and slow down treatment to a pace that makes you feel comfortable and safe. They are experts in providing this level of dental comfort to you!
Thanks to sedation dentistry, your next trip to the dentist can be your very best trip to the dentist.
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Sedation dentistry is available throughout the Phoenix metro area, including the locations in Queen Creek, Sun Valley, Peoria, Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, Tempe, and Scottsdale, Arizona.