How Nitrous Sedation Improves Dental Care 

Although many experience anxiety or fear at the dentist, nitrous sedation can relieve these feelings of fear. This sedation technique is easy on the body and offers relief from discomfort during procedures. Safe for most patients of all ages, we use nitrous sedation for a variety of reasons. If you’re interested in making your next dental appointment more comfortable, contact Brookfield Dental Associates for more information. Dr. Ameena Chimata provides nitrous sedation in Springfield, Virginia, helping patients relax while receiving dental care. 

Convenient and Comfortable 

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is given to patients through a breathing mask. All patients have to do is breathe to feel the effects. Fast-acting and safe for most people, nitrous sedation helps you relax and gives a euphoric feeling. It becomes much easier for patients, especially children, to sit still and keep their mouth open for long periods of time. This can be especially helpful for advanced procedures, such as tooth extraction or dental implant placement. 

Additionally, patients stay completely conscious, allowing your doctor to give instructions and speak with you normally. After your procedure is complete, your dentist will purge the gas with 100 percent oxygen. Patients are free to return to their daily lives after experiencing nitrous sedation. Since nitrous is easy on the body, patients don’t have to spend time recuperating or waiting for the effects to wear off. 

Is Nitrous Sedation Right for Me?

Every dentist wants to help their patients receive care more comfortably, especially when patients are nervous at the dentist or need extensive dental care. Many individuals wait too long to see their dentist, increasing their dental discomfort the longer they put it off. 

Nitrous sedation minimizes discomfort as a factor for these individuals, allowing for thorough oral care. Those suffering from dental anxiety can ask for nitrous sedation to relive this stress and help inspire more positive memories at the dentist. It can also aid those with a sensitive gag reflex, or people who are allergic to local anesthesia. 

To ensure nitrous oxide is administered safely, our Springfield dentist will do a thorough review of your medical history. It is our goal to ensure every patient receives the care they need in a comfortable and safe environment. If you’re interested in nitrous sedation, or other methods of sedation, please contact our office

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