Sit Back and Relax…We’ve Got You Covered!
Patients at Graceful Smiles Dentistry can request nitrous oxide during any dental procedure…even cleanings! By offering this service, we’re able to help patients overcome their anxiety or fear of the dentist.
Easy to Use and Immediate Reversal
Nitrous oxide gas is delivered through a nose-piece that you breathe through while you sit back in the dental chair. The gas is mixed with pure oxygen, and effects begin to onset in just a couple of minutes. You’ll begin by feeling a warm sensation throughout your body, and possibly mild tingling in your fingers or toes. Overall, you’ll just feel more relaxed, and you’ll have a decreased sensation to pain stimuli. This makes it easier to deliver local anesthesia or perform everyday procedures that cause anxiety in some patients.
Once your treatment is over, the nitrous is turned off and only 100% pure oxygen is delivered for at least 5 minutes. This allows the effects of the gas to completely wear off, leaving you feeling as good as new. You’ll even be able to drive yourself back home or to work afterward.
Simple, Affordable, and Available Upon Request
Adding nitrous oxide onto your appointment can be done at any time. There’s no need to request it ahead of time! The minimal fee for the service makes it an affordable option that our patients can utilize if or when they need to. Typically, we will include nitrous oxide during major restorative treatments, such as crowns, extractions, or root canals. However, it’s not uncommon for patients to appreciate it so much that they also ask to use it during cleanings or fillings.