Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Ocala, FL
Dr. Amir and his associates may recommend nitrous oxide to help you relax during your appointment at Grand Oaks Dental Care. This mild sedative, also known as laughing gas, is often recommended for patients who feel distressed or anxious while visiting with our dentists.
At our practice, we understand that many patients, young and old, often feel nervous or anxious about their dental treatments and visits. If this is you, our dentists offer a mild and safe sedation option to help you feel more relaxed in the dental chair. Nitrous oxide is a sedation gas that is mixed with oxygen. Patients breathe in the gas, typically through a scented nose mask, and can almost instantly feel more relaxed and calm. Some patients feel euphoric, or happy, when using nitrous oxide.
Nitrous oxide is a conscious sedative, which means that patients remain awake during their treatment. While they are not fully aware of the sights or sounds that surround them during their dental treatment, patients are still able to respond to instructions that our dentists may give. Once your treatment is complete and your nose mask is removed, the effects of nitrous oxide will wear off in just a few minutes. You can then drive yourself home safely.
Nitrous oxide is a great sedation option for patients who experience mild dental fear. Nitrous oxide is safe for patients of various ages, including children, and our team will monitor your status to ensure that you are safe throughout your treatment. If you have had a negative dental experience or feel that you could benefit from nitrous oxide, we invite you to talk with our dentists and see if this type of sedation dentistry is best for you.
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