Have you always struggled when it’s time to visit the dentist for your routine exam or cleaning? Do you find yourself cancelling at the last minute, even if you have a dental issue you know that needs to be addressed? People who have a fear of dentistry, whether it’s for no specific reason or because of a poor experience from a past dentist, should know that they’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from dental anxiety or fear and dentists are taking notice.
That’s why, when you visit Kind Care Dentistry, you can benefit from nitrous oxide sedation in Orange Park from Dr. Natasha Patel! Contact our office today to get started!
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is just one method of sedation dentistry commonly used throughout the United States. All dental sedatives are meant to help patients achieve a sense of wellbeing and relaxation. In the case of nitrous oxide, the gaseous sedative is administered through a nasal mask that is inhaled throughout the procedure. The amount of sedation provided can be adjusted on the fly and is most ideal for patients with mild to moderate levels of anxiety. As long as it’s provided by a trained professional, all forms of sedation dentistry are 100 percent safe.
Nitrous oxide can be used for a wide variety of patients, regardless of their age. If you have a significant fear that makes receiving dental care difficult, nitrous oxide provides relief quickly and reliably. In fact, the effects of nitrous oxide are gone mere minutes after the mask is removed. That means you can continue about your day without worry of the effects interrupting your routine. This is especially helpful if you plan on going back to your job after treatment.
Nitrous oxide is an ideal solution for a wide variety of patients, not just those with anxiety or fear of treatment. For example, those who intend on getting a very long treatment or multiple treatments performed at the same time can benefit. This may include full mouth reconstructions and/or extensive root canal therapy. Regardless, people with many needs can benefit from the calming effects of nitrous oxide.
Sedation is also ideal for those who may have physical or cognitive impairments, therefore making it very difficult to sit still in the dental chair for long periods of time. If you have noticed any of the following issues during your previous dental treatments, sedation dentistry just might be for you! These issues include:
Finally, sedation often causes patients to have little to no memory of their treatment, but still be able to talk to the dentist if they need help feeling more comfortable. At the end of the day, your oral health and comfort are the highest priorities.