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Nitrous Oxide – Greater Heights, TX

Leave Dental-Related Anxiety In The Past

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Does the sheer thought of having to go to the dentist send a bead of sweat down your spine? Do you have difficulty picking up the phone to schedule your appointment without feeling anxious? You’re far from alone. In fact, nearly 60% of people are in the same boat. Fortunately, there is a solution: nitrous oxide. Not only will this allow our sedation dentist in Greater Heights to provide you with much-needed dental care, but it will erase all feelings of fear as you sit in the treatment chair. Contact our office today to learn more!

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

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Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, is a fast-acting, safe sedative often used to help patients struggling with dental-related anxiety feel at-peace during their appointment. By placing a mask over your nose, you can comfortably breathe in the odorless mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. After a few minutes, you’ll begin to feel the calming effects, sending you into a deep state of relaxation. In fact, some patients find it so calming they drift off to sleep! Not to worry though, we can wake you up easily and you’ll be able to respond to all verbal commands – you’ll just be completely at ease!

Am I A Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

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Nitrous oxide has been thoroughly researched and tested, making it an option for many patients. Typically, however, it is recommended for those who:

  • Struggle with dental-related anxiety
  • Have a strong gag reflex
  • Experience neck, back, or jaw pain
  • Don’t like the sights, sounds, and smells of the dental office
  • Are undergoing extensive treatment

What Is the Recovery Time for Nitrous Oxide?

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One of the biggest advantages of nitrous oxide is that the effects dissipate almost instantly. Once the procedure is complete, the oxygen will continue to pump through the nose piece, although the nitrous oxide will be turned off. Since there are no lingering side effects, you’ll feel back to normal in just a few minutes! So, you can get the relaxing, anxiety-free dental experience you deserve without the hassle of special accommodations, like having someone drive you to and from your appointment.

Does it sound like sedation dentistry is the solution you’ve been looking for? Then don’t hesitate to contact our office. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will take it from there!