If you struggle with dental anxiety, ask about nitrous oxide the next time you visit our office from Aurora.
Does the thought of going to the dentist make you panic? Do you avoid going to dental appointments because of the anxiety and fear you experience? If you do, you’re far from alone, and at Amberwood Dental Centre, we offer solutions that can ease your dental anxiety so you’re able to receive the dental care you need. One of these solutions in nitrous oxide, which is otherwise known as “laughing gas.”
Nitrous oxide is a safe, effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and then inhaled through a small mask that is placed over your nose. When used, it helps you relax, but it does not make you sleep. This way, you are able to follow the instructions of the dentist working on your teeth while you feel calm and comfortable. After placing the mask on your nose, you should begin to feel the effects of the gas within a few minutes.
Many patients report that their arms and legs feel heavy while under nitrous oxide, but other than that, there are no other noticeable side effects. You are also safe to drive back to your home in Aurora, Ontario after using nitrous oxide, since the relaxing, calm feeling you experience during your appointment will wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Here at Amberwood Dental Centre, we want to make your next dental appointment a positive, beneficial experience. For more information about nitrous oxide and if you are a good candidate for it, please give our office a call today.