Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas” is a safe and effective anti-anxiety agent that can make dental work far more comfortable and less stressful for our anxious patients. The team at Sheldon Park Dental in Eugene, offers nitrous oxide as one option to help make you more comfortable during many dental procedures. This option can help calm patients and put them at ease in the dentist’s chair, making dental work easier and more efficient for patient and dentist alike.
What is it and how is it administered?
Nitrous oxide is an anti-anxiety agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. It can help you undergo dental procedures comfortably and without anxiety. It is not intended to put you to sleep, you will stay awake for your dental procedure, but you will feel relaxed and at ease. You will be able to hear and respond to any directions, requests or questions the dentist may have. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Is nitrous oxide safe?
The short answer is yes! Nitrous oxide, when administered by the trained professionals at Sheldon Park Dental in Eugene Oregon, is very safe! A member of our team will always be right by your side. To find out if nitrous oxide can benefit you and help ease the fear you may have of undergoing dental work, please call our office today and speak with a member of our team. We are here to help you!