Get the Best of Your Dental Anxiety
Are you feeling anxious about going to the dentist? Dental anxiety can prevent patients from getting proper dental treatment, and we want you to be able to overcome any fears you have so you can have a healthy, beautiful smile. Your oral health is important to us, and one way our dentists have found to help anxious patients is to administer laughing gas.
Sedation dentistry at our Friendswood and Pearland, Texas dental offices can help make you comfortable and make your appointment a pleasant one.
What Is Laughing Gas?
Laughing gas, scientifically known as nitrous oxide, is a mild sedative used in dentistry to alleviate anxiety and discomfort during procedures. It’s inhaled through a mask, producing a state of relaxation. Its effects are temporary and wear off quickly, allowing patients to return to daily activities post-treatment with no lingering drowsiness.
Benefits of Laughing Gas
Many patients prefer laughing gas because it is safe, effective, efficient, and mild. You will inhale the gas through a mask and instantly become more relaxed. The effects of the gas wear off quickly, you don’t have to worry about finding someone to drive you to and from dental appointments.
Many of our patients like to experience more relaxed cleanings, exams, and other simple dental procedures with laughing gas. The benefits of laughing gas include:
- Improved comfort and a more pleasant experience.
- Safe and effective method.
- A shorter recovery time than most other sedation forms.
- Easy to use and control.
What to Expect from Laughing Gas
Laughing gas got its name from the happy feelings it can cause. If you’ve never had laughing gas before, we’ll help you understand what to expect. You will wear a mask that dispenses the gas mixed with oxygen, and you can control your level of sedation by the number of breaths you take with the mask on.
You don’t necessarily need to have dental anxieties to decide on laughing gas. It can help you feel more comfortable when sitting in the dental chair for a long period of time. Ask us at your next appointment how laughing gas can help you.
What You Need to Know About Laughing Gas
Before receiving laughing gas, avoid eating heavy meals 2-3 hours prior to ensure comfort. It’s a mild sedative, so you’ll remain conscious but relaxed. You may feel light-headed or tingly, but still responsive. Post-procedure, its effects dissipate rapidly, letting you go about your day normally without lingering sedation effects.
Contact Our Office to Learn More
If you have questions or would like more information about our other sedation dentistry options, visit our sedation dentistry page. At Montz and Maher Dental Group in Friendswood and Pearland, Texas, we’re committed to making sure every patient has a pleasant dental experience.
Call our office today to schedule an appointment for relaxed and comfortable sedation dentistry if you are in the area, including Manvel, TX!