If you suffer from dental anxiety, nitrous oxide may be the solution for you. This mild form of sedation dentistry is a great option for helping to manage mild to moderate dental anxiety and fear. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen that works via inhalation.
Our dentist will attach a nose mask, and you will gradually relax as you begin to inhale the gas. The effects should take place fairly quickly and will wear off just as quickly, enabling you to legally and safely drive yourself home following treatment. You should feel relaxed and calm throughout your treatment. In fact, many patients report feeling a euphoric sensation while inhaling the gas. Nitrous oxide is also a form of conscious sedation, meaning that you will be awake and able to respond to any requests that our dentist makes.
We may recommend nitrous oxide for anyone who suffers from dental anxiety or fear, is nervous about a treatment they have not experienced before, or simply dislikes the sights and sounds of the dental office.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt by calling Arrowhead Family Dentistry today at 909-889-3300. We will be happy to discuss your concerns with you so that we can determine if nitrous oxide in San Bernardino, California, is the right sedation option for you.