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Nitrous Oxide Sedation

A significant number of Americans do not visit the dentist for regular checkups because they are too fearful or suffer from dental anxiety.  Nitrous oxide sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist.

Nitrous oxide sedation is popular because it lowers anxiety and the details of the procedure cannot be recalled afterwards.  Safety and compliance are two important aspects of treatment, so nitrous oxide sedation offers both the individual and the dentist the best alternative. 

What is Nitrous oxide sedation?

Nitrous oxide, or "laughing gas," is used as a mild sedative.  It is delivered through a nose hood and is administered throughout the procedure.  Nitrous oxide elevates the general mood and can evoke a general sense of well-being.  Most importantly, it relieves anxiety and reduces discomfort during the procedure.  Nitrous oxide has been safely used in dentistry for many years.  Nitrous oxide sedation represents the most nearly 'ideal' clinical sedative experience.

Here are some advantages associated with nitrous oxide sedation:

  • Safe
  • Anxiety is alleviated
  • No side effects
  • No discomfort
  • Procedures seem to take less time
  • More can be accomplished during each visit 

If you have questions or concerns about nitrous oxide sedation, please ask Dr. Braunreiter or his staff.

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