Nitrous Oxide and Conscious Sedation In Derry NH
Does the thought of going to the family dentist make you feel uncomfortable or even downright frightened? Have you made a dental appointment (or two) and then cancelled before going? Have you avoided seeing a dentist, even if you have a pressing need, such as a toothache or other serious issue? This is probably because you have dental anxiety.
We may be able to provide relief for you regarding your dental anxiety. How? With sedation dentistry in Derry NH.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a means to help you relax and feel comfortable during your visit to our office near Windham NH using dental sedation. We offer two types of sedation dentistry treatments for our patients in the Londonderry area.
With oral conscious sedation, we administer a pill that will help you relax. Typically you will take this conscious sedation tablet before you come to your appointment and because the dental sedation treatment can make you a little groggy, you will want to arrange for a ride to and from the office near Londonderry. Many of our patients near Windham NH like this conscious sedation treatment because, although they are awake and aware of their surroundings, they are very relaxed.
Although nitrous oxide is often called laughing gas, the nitrous oxide dental sedation doesn’t make you want to laugh. This dental sedation treatment simply helps you to relax. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is mixed with oxygen and then put in a tube that is placed in your nose. Nitrous oxide dental sedation has no smell and is very quick acting. The nitrous oxide affect also wears off quickly, so you won’t need a ride to and from your appointment.
There are several advantages to using sedation dentistry treatments. One is that usually you feel no anxiety or discomfort while you are getting your dental work done. Another benefit of using dental sedation is that we can often perform more than one procedure in one visit, which saves you time. We have also found that when a patient at our Derry NH office uses a dental sedation such as nitrous oxide, they often feel less pain because they are relaxed and not tensed up.
We understand your concerns and want you to feel as comfortable as possible during your visits with us. For more information about dental sedation, call our office serving the Londonderry, Derry NH, Windham NH and surrounding areas today!