Laughing Gas 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 canceled 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 the art of using dental sedation to help you relax and feel comfortable during your visit to our office near Manchester, NH. We offer two types of sedation dentistry treatments for our patients in the Londonderry area: oral conscious sedation, and laughing gas sedation.
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. Many of our patients near Manchester, NH, like this conscious sedation treatment because, although they are awake and aware of their surroundings, they are very relaxed.
Although this method is often called laughing gas, the laughing gas dental sedation doesn’t usually make you laugh. This dental sedation treatment simply helps you to relax. Laughing gas is an analgesic gas that is mixed with oxygen and then put in a tube that is placed in your nose. Laughing gas dental sedation has no smell and is very quick-acting. The laughing gas effect also wears off quickly, so you won’t need a ride to and from your appointment.
Benefits of Dental Sedation
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 laughing gas, they often feel less pain because they are relaxed and not tensed up.
Call Our Team to Learn More About Sedation Dentistry
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, NH; Derry, NH; Manchester, NH; and surrounding areas today!