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How Does Nitrous Oxide Sedation Help to Ease Dental Fear?

July 26, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Henry Huang
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If going to the dentist causes you to feel butterflies in your stomach, or fear in your heart, you're not alone! There are many patients out there who feel exactly like you do. At Bethlehem Town Family Dental, we understand that many of our patients need a little extra care when they come to our office and that's why we offer dentistry with a gentle and compassionate touch to all of our patients. For folks who still need extra assistance getting through their procedures, we also offer nitrous oxide sedation. Here we'll share more information about sedation dentistry in Ravena NY.

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide is a gas, otherwise known as laughing gas, that is administered through a mask worn during your appointment. Nitrous oxide combines a mixture of 70% nitrous and 30% oxygen and provides a calming and relaxing effect on patients who feel anxious during dental procedures. Nitrous has been used since the 1860's to help calm patients during medical and dental procedures, and it's very safe when administered by your dental provider.

Nitrous helps "take the edge off," helping you to feel calm, happy and relaxed during your procedure. You won't be unconscious, but you may feel a little sleepy. Nitrous exits your system just minutes after the mask is removed, so you're able to drive yourself home safely and participate in all of your normal daily activities.

Am I a Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

Dr. Henry Huang provides excellent dentistry with a caring and gentle touch. For patients who feel anxious about their procedures or care, he's very happy to meet with them ahead of time to explain the procedure in depth and discuss if the use of nitrous would be beneficial for their needs. Your comfort is always our top priority, and we'll do whatever it takes to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable during your dental procedures.

Don't let fear or anxiety hold you back from getting the care that you need. Call us today to learn more about nitrous oxide and sedation dentistry.

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