Dental treatments can cause anxiety for many people, causing some to avoid dental care they need to maintain their oral and overall health. Sedation dentistry can give those with dental anxiety a way to relax and feel at ease while they get the dental care they need. It is also an option for those undergoing longer dental treatments or for younger patients that may have trouble sitting still for their dental care.

At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we offer sedation for our patients that need help relaxing during their dental appointments. While we offer a comfortable atmosphere with a friendly, compassionate staff, sedation is available when our patients need more than reassurance. This can help those with dental anxiety, a sensitive gag reflex or during lengthy invasive procedures.

Nitrous Oxide

One of the most effective and safe sedation options is nitrous oxide. Referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide quickly creates a mild euphoria when breathed in during treatment. While you will remain awake and aware, you will feel relaxed and calm while breathing in the gas. Nitrous oxide is safe for most children and others that need help feeling at ease while they receive their dental care. Unlike other sedation dentistry options, nitrous oxide effects are short-term. Once you stop breathing in the gas, you will quickly regain a clear mind. You can safely drive home after your appointment, without any lingering sedation effects.

If you prefer sedation during dental treatments, talk to our dental team about our sedation options. Your comfort is important to us, along with your dental health and overall wellness. Let us know what we can do to make your visits more comfortable for you and your family, including using sedation dentistry as part of your treatment plan. Contact Pure Smiles Dentistry today to schedule an appointment for you or a member of your family.