Do you fear entering a dental office? Do you feel anxious or worried leading up to or during dental treatments? For those who have dental fears, Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Tant may recommend nitrous oxide in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Nitrous oxide is a medication that is used in sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry uses medication to help relax anxious patients during dental treatments.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, produces minimal sedation, which means you are awake and aware, but relaxed. This gas is not intended to put you to sleep. Our dentists will place a small mask over your nose, through which you inhale nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen. Our dentists will instruct you to breathe normally. The gas will help relax you during your dental treatment. While sedated, you will be able to hear and answer any questions our dentists may have. Our dentists can easily control the amount of nitrous oxide you receive. This gas wears off quickly after the mask has been removed, so you will be able to drive yourself home.
We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn if nitrous oxide is right for you and to schedule your next visit with our dentists.