Do you have anxiety when visiting the dentist or get nervous at even the thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair? Worry no more with nitrous oxide! More commonly known as “laughing gas,” this is a favorable option in dentist offices to make patients feel more comfortable and at ease no matter what procedure.
When under nitrous oxide, a small mask is placed over your nose and is mixed with oxygen. Some people experience a heavy feeling when this gas is applied, but this is what helps you feel relaxed during your treatment. Nitrous oxide produces minimal sedation, which means you will be awake during the procedure and able to function. You can hear and respond to any questions your dentist may have. It’s safe and quickly leaves the body after the procedure is done, especially with the help of just oxygen being pumped through the mask.
If you have any dental anxiety or phobia, nitrous oxide may be the best answer for you so you can get the dental care you need. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit Dr. Eliot Tokowitz and our staff twice a year for a checkup. Give Sheffield Square Dental Care in Chicago, Illinois, a call at 773-409-4097 today!
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