Laughing Gas For Dental Cleanings
If you’d like to come in for a free dental consultation, please call (480) 493-0046.
For routine dental cleanings, to help make your appointment more comfortable, we offer laughing gas as an option.
We administer laughing gas (also known as nitrous oxide) through a nosepiece. Laughing gas can make you feel peaceful and relaxed, maybe even giddy, hence the name.
Laughing gas has been in use in dentistry since the 1800s, and it’s the mildest form of sedation that we offer.
Laughing gas for dental cleanings can be extremely helpful if you:
- are afraid of the dentist
- have severe dental anxiety
- have a strong gag reflex
- have trouble keeping your mouth open for an extended period of time
- have a difficult time sitting still
- have a physical disability that makes it hard to get your teeth cleaned
Once your dental cleaning is completed, we switch over from laughing gas to oxygen, which will help you return to full alertness. With laughing gas, in most cases, you can drive yourself home after your appointment. If you don’t feel fully alert, however, you can rest in our front office area or call someone to come and pick you up.
We’re one of the few dental offices in Mesa (and the greater Phoenix area) to offer all three types of sedation for dentistry. It’s part of our ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality dentistry, under the most comfortable circumstances possible.
If you should have any questions about getting laughing gas for cleanings, please call (480) 493-0046, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: Our dental office is in Mesa, just off the 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) and Gilbert. We’re in network, as preferred providers for: Delta Dental, Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, Humana, United Concordia, Metlife, and Guardian.