Sedation – Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Chestermere
While many people, adults and children alike, have severe anxiety about going to the dentist, not everyone who’s nervous wants to be unconscious through the process. We’ve worked over the years to try and come up with a solution to help our clients relax, and after much thought, we’ve decided that nitrous oxide is the best tool.
What is Nitrous Oxide?
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a colourless and slightly sweet-tasting gas. It’s been used in dentistry since 1844. When inhaled, it provides mild euphoric results that cause relaxation and a decrease in physical sensations. This way our clients not only lower their anxiety but also feel less discomfort while our dentist pokes around, cleans away plaque buildup, and polishes their teeth. At Ellis Dental, our clients are sedated with a standard blend of laughing gas and normal oxygen gas. This mix of gasses keeps our patients completely conscious and content throughout their dental procedure.
Who do we Recommend Conscious Sedation for?
Anyone who feels intense anxiety about visiting the dentist can benefit from nitrous oxide. Going to the dentist once a year is the bare minimum care that patients should receive, and if someone struggles to book or keep appointments because of anxiety than they may benefit greatly from conscious sedation. Many parents also find that their children benefit from nitrous oxide. It can be difficult for very young children to sit still and kids with special needs may struggle to stay calm in a dental chair. With all the bright lights, strange smells, and loud noises going on in their mouth, it just makes sense that people (and especially kids!) would feel uncomfortable and nervous. Nitrous oxide is a useful tool and helps kids to sit still and stay calm. This is especially important because many dental tools can hurt a child if they move suddenly. Conscious sedation is a service we’re happy to offer all of our clients. We want all patients, young and old, to feel comfortable going to the dentist, and we know that conscious sedation is one of the tools we can use to make that happen. If you have any questions about how conscious sedation dentistry can benefit you or your family, call us today at 403-235-2282.
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