For many people, going to the dentist is a frightening concept and the experience can cause a great deal of anxiety. It doesn’t have to be that way though. With today’s advances in sedation dentistry, patients can receive vital routine dental work while remaining completely relaxed.
At Smooth Sailing Dental, we are committed to providing the finest service without causing any unwanted fear. Sedation provides a hassle-free, comfortable experience.
Probably the most common form of sedation dentistry utilizes nitrous oxide, a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe. This is a terrific way to remove anxiety and offer a peaceful dental visit. In this process, an inhaler which releases the gas is placed over your nose. Within a few moments, you will experience a serene feeling which will continue until the gas is removed. Afterwards, these effects disappear quickly and you can resume your normal activity.
You should not utilize Nitrous Oxide if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Though there are no other major contraindications to using nitrous oxide, you may not want to use it if you are pregnant, have emphysema, exotic chest problems, M.S., a cold or other difficulties with breathing.
Your comfort and peace of mind are of utmost importance to Dr. Long and his staff.
To find out more or to schedule an appointment, please call us.