A year ago, Steven goes to his regular checkup with his dentist and after the cleaning, he finds out he has a cavity on the top left. Anxious and upset, he tries to work up the courage to book his appointment to get his tooth fixed. Last week, he feels a sharp pain top left. It wakes his up at night and is unbearable during meals. So back he goes to see his dentist, only to find out his cavity got bigger and caused an infection. Now he needs a costly root canal and crown to fix his tooth.
Have you ever been in this situation? Do you feel anxious in the dental office? At DentisteALaval.com we have solutions to make you feel comfortable! You have the choice between Laughing Gas sedation and Oral Sedation with medication.
What is Laughing gas?
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and
inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.
How does Laughing Gas feel?
It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed. The advantage being that you don’t need to be come and leave accompanied.
Dr Bota effectively demonstrates the feel of Laughing Gas in the above photo
Talk to your dentist at DentisteALaval.com about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you.