Woman relaxes at the dentist while receiving nitrous oxide in Lansdowne, VA

What Is Being Under Sedation Like?

July 26, 2021 8:41 pm

Dental sedation is a great option for patients who experience dental fear and anxiety or have a sensitive gag reflex. It is also for those needing lengthy or complex dental treatment. At Your Community Smile, we offer nitrous oxide to alleviate patients’ stress and help them feel more comfortable and at ease during their dental visit.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also referred to as laughing gas, is a mild sedative administered through a soft mask placed over the nose. The mask is comfortable to wear and the gas is safe and appropriate for a variety of ages and situations.

When you are actively inhaling nitrous oxide, you will still be awake and be able to communicate. However, the nitrous oxide induces a sense of calm and relaxation. Your limbs may feel a bit tingling, heavy, and/or warm. It’ll be easy to forget the worries you may have about your day.

The relaxing effects of the sedation will wear off when you take the nose mask off and breathe only through your mouth. You won’t experience any lingering drowsiness so it’s safe to resume your normal activities and drive yourself home.

Safe Sedation Dentistry in Lansdowne, VA

Are you looking for a dentist that offers safe and relaxing dental sedation? At Your Community Smile, we have extensive experience administering nitrous oxide so you will be safe and feel comfortable.

Before your treatment, our team will discuss your health history and go over your unique needs so we can give you just the right amount you need based on your specific case.

Our office also offers other relaxing amenities, such as complimentary beverages in our lobby, massaging dental chairs in our private treatment rooms, pillows, and blankets.

Please contact Your Community Smile today to learn more about our comprehensive dental services or to schedule an appointment!

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