Nitrous oxide (also called laughing gas) is safe to use on patients of all ages. If your dental fear or anxiety has been preventing you from getting the dental care you need, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with our laughing gas dentist.
Before our dentist starts the procedure, he will place a mask over your nose that supplies oxygen mixed with nitrous oxide. As you breath in the laughing gas, you will begin to feel more relaxed and at ease.
Why Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
It’s important to understand that nitrous oxide sedation isn’t the same as “sleep dentistry.” During the procedure, you will be aware and awake. You will also be able to cooperate with our Holland dentist if he needs you to tilt your head or open your mouth wider so he can access a tooth.
Many of our patients appreciate that there are no side effects after conscious sedation. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off as soon as we remove the mask, which means you’ll be able to drive yourself home or return to work. This is different from other types of sedation dentistry, which would require you to rest after your procedure until the effects wear off.
Dental nitrous oxide helps you relax in the dentist’s chair!
Our Holland sedation dentist at David Oswald DDS offers nitrous oxide and other sedation dentistry services to help patients feel relaxed in the dentist’s chair. To schedule an appointment with our Holland laughing gas dentist, call our office at (616) 392-2587.