You or someone you know may experience anxiety or some type of nervousness when preparing to go to the dentist office. Going to your biannual dental checkup is vital, so we offer nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” to help ease your fears. Dr. Lisa K. Attaway and our staff want to give you the care you need, so this relaxing option will help you get the dental exam you need.
Nitrous oxide is given in very small doses mixed with oxygen. This is given through a small mask placed on your nose to help you relax before a dental assessment. “Laughing gas” lets you be awake and function during your exam, while letting you be in control and listen to your dentist. You may experience a feeling of heaviness, but this is the gas working on your body to relax you.
Once your dentist is done with your dental exam or procedure, oxygen will be pushed by itself to get rid of extra nitrous oxide in your system. You should not experience any effects afterwards. You can be assured that with the bare minimum of sedation, you will not experience side effects.
Keeping up with your dental care outside of your biannual visit to the dentist is vital. This includes brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Call Family Dentistry of Rockwall today at 972-772-3900 for a consultation to discuss what approach is best suited to you. Our professionals in Rockwall, Texas, want to provide the best care for you and your smile today!