Dental work has very scary connotations for some people, and many patients even get nervous about a routine cleaning. Because we want all our patients to have the best, brightest and healthiest smiles possible, we offer sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) in our Lakewood, CA dental practice.
Sedation dentistry with laughing gas is safe, and doesn’t knock you out — you’ll remain conscious, but less sensitive to your dental treatment. You’ll be able to sit back and relax with less anxiety, and you’ll still be able to hear and respond to what the dentist says — you just won’t be as nervous! That can lead to an easier and faster procedure.
The way sedation dentistry with laughing gas works is that the nitrous oxide is combined with oxygen and inhaled through a small face mask that fits over your nose. The laughing gas takes effect quickly, making you feel more calm and comfortable. And once the procedure is finished, the nitrous oxide begins to wear off soon after you remove the face mask.
If you’d like to learn more about sedation dentistry using nitrous oxide, or about any of the other options we can offer for making your dental visit or procedure a little more comfortable, call our dental office in Lakewood, CA. We’ll talk you through your options, help you feel better about getting dental work done and schedule your appointment.