If you need a dental procedure or you or your child feels anxious when going to the dentist, Solomon Family Dentistry in Summerville and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, offers a simple solution. Their highly-trained cosmetic and general dentists provide nitrous oxide gas to help you feel calm, relaxed, and comfortable during dental procedures. Call the nearest office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.
Nitrous oxide is a gas containing nitrous oxide and oxygen. If you breathe it in through a special mask, it helps you better manage pain and dental anxiety. Nitrous oxide is safe to breathe in when used properly and helps make each dental experience enjoyable.
Some of the many benefits you can expect with nitrous oxide include:
Unlike other types of sedatives, the effects of nitrous oxide gas quickly wear off after your treatment, so you can drive yourself home or even return to work afterward.
You or a loved one may be a good candidate for nitrous oxide if you feel anxious during dental procedures. Younger children or special needs patients who have a difficult time sitting still during routine dental procedures can also benefit from nitrous oxide, even during routine dental cleanings.
If you need more invasive dental procedures, such as a root canal or surgery, you might feel more comfortable using nitrous oxide.
Nitrous oxide is a simple treatment. You simply relax in a dental chair, place a comfortable mask on your face, and breathe in nitrous oxide gas. You can expect to feel relaxed and comfortable soon after breathing in the gas.
Your provider controls the amount of gas you breathe in based on your personalized needs and size. They numb the treatment area if needed, too, so you don’t feel any discomfort during deep dental cleanings, root canals, or other procedures.
After dental procedures with nitrous oxide, you can remove the mask and recover until the effects of the gas wear off. Afterward, you can safely drive yourself home. If you underwent a dental procedure, follow your post-procedure instructions to control pain and ensure proper healing.
To learn more about nitrous oxide sedation at Solomon Family Dentistry and find out if it’s right for you, call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online today.