Nitrous Oxide: 3 Times It’s Surprisingly Helpful

There are some times when nitrous oxide may surprise you by being just the thing you need! Are you having some amount of trouble feeling relaxed about your smile care? Maybe there’s a particular treatment you want to schedule but you’re too nervous? Find out how this form of sedation (you may know it better as laughing gas) can help.


#1: You Feel Nervous

If you suffer from dental anxiety, there may be part of your brain that seems to insist that no matter what, you’re not going to be able to experience a calm dental care visit. The truth is, however, that when we administer nitrous oxide, patients tend to feel extremely at ease and even euphoric. The dental sedation is very gentle yet offers the relief your nerves need for you to be able to rest and relax during care.

#2: You Gag A Lot

Are you someone with a very strong gag reflex? Do you need a dental filling and, though dental care doesn’t necessarily cause you to feel anxious, the idea of gagging throughout your procedure does? Nitrous oxide may work wonders for you, both by helping you feel calm about your visit and by helping relax your reflex, so gagging doesn’t occur.

#3: You Dislike Needles

Have a serious needle phobia? One that makes it virtually impossible to receive local anesthetic, which then makes it almost impossible to come in for the care you need? Talk with us about either receiving nitrous oxide in place of an injection (or to make receiving an injection much easier). This option may be the surprise solution you’ve been hoping for.

Learn About Nitrous Oxide During A Visit

If you have never received this sedative, also called laughing gas, we encourage you to learn more simply by asking! To find out more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.

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