If you experience dental anxiety, don’t feel like you’re the only one or that something is wrong with you. Estimates say that up to 15% of Americans suffer from dental phobia. That’s over 30 million people!
We know anxiety is a problem for many of our patients, and our goal is to provide you with such a calming experience that your stress melts away. But you may need a little more help to relax, and that’s where nitrous oxide comes in.
Nitrous oxide is a gas that's mixed with oxygen and delivered through a small nasal mask. You don't have to do anything but sit back and breathe normally while the nitrous helps you gently relax.
One of the advantages of nitrous oxide is that it will not put you to sleep. Nitrous is designed to help you relax just long enough to help you stay calm during your procedure. Dr. Hagan and our team are trained to administer nitrous oxide safely, and we will monitor your progress throughout your appointment.
Also, nitrous oxide doesn't produce any lingering effects. As soon as we turn off the gas, the effects quickly disappear. You can return to work or school, and you do not need a driver to get you to and from your appointment.
If you have further questions about our technologies or are looking to book an appointment please feel free to contact us here.