Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry in Folsom, CA
Make Your Dentist Visit More Pleasant with Laughing Gas
Thousands of men, women, and children around Folsom struggle with dental phobia. At Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry, our goal is to provide you with anxiety free dentistry, so that you can receive the critical cleanings and treatments that support better oral health.
For many of our patients with dental anxiety, we often recommend “sedation dentistry” – dentistry under sedation that makes the entire process much easier. When we perform sedation dentistry, one of the tools we are most likely to recommend is nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as “laughing gas.”
What is Nitrous Oxide (NO)?
Nitrous Oxide is one of the safest and simplest forms of sedation available today. It is a gentle, tasteless, colorless gas that, when breathed in with oxygen, helps to deliver a gentle sedation that makes the dental process much easier.
The levels of nitrous oxide can be altered depending on the degree of sedation needed. Some patients fall asleep, or forget the procedure. Others simply find themselves in a relaxing daze that makes the dental procedure much easier. This type of sedation dentistry also has many advantages, including
- There is no sedation “hangover” afterwards. You feel better right away.
- There is no effect on your heart or lungs.
- It works quickly – with relaxation results in less than a few minutes.
While there are some specific medical conditions that can interfere with the use of nitrous oxide – most notably COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) – most people can tolerate nitrous oxide with ease. For those that have considered sedation dentistry, it is a great choice for making sure your dental anxiety doesn’t hold you back from your treatment.
Contact Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry Today
Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry is one of the only dental offices in Folsom, CA that offers safe, effective sedation dentistry for those that need to relax or want to avoid pain with their dental visit. If you think you may be a good candidate, please call us today at Folsom Office Phone Number 916-983-6051, and we’re happy to talk to you about what’s involved in the procedure and whether it’s right for you.