Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

It’s not uncommon for patients to suffer mild to severe dental anxiety.  While many patients tough it out, there are also those who avoid the dentist because of their anxiety.  At Fioritto Family Dental, our goal is to ensure every patient feels comfortable during treatment and confident in the care they receive.  As part of our commitment to ensuring a positive experience with every visit, we’re pleased to offer sedation dentistry, including nitrous oxide dental sedation, to patients in need.

What is dental anxiety sedation and how do you know if it’s right for you?  The compassionate dental professionals at Fioritto Family Dental are happy to discuss your level of anxiety and recommend the perfect option for your particular wants and needs.

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

If you’re interested in sedation dentistry to combat your dental anxiety, the first step is to undergo a complete patient history with the dental team at Fioritto Family Dental.  This includes a review of your current medications, as well as information about your health,  and other factors that could affect the treatment you receive.  Our trained doctors will use this information to determine if you’re a good candidate for sedation dentistry, and if so, which option is right for you.

We offer oral, inhaled, and IV sedation, depending on your level of need and your preference.  Oral sedation comes in pill form, which some patients prefer over needles.  On the other hand, IV (intravenous) sedation takes effect immediately, and trained doctors are on hand to monitor and adjust sedation throughout treatment for your safety and comfort.

The same is true of inhaled sedation, or nitrous oxide.  When mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a nasal hood, nitrous oxide causes a feeling of happy relaxation that eases dental anxiety and makes for a more pleasant experience.  The benefit of inhaled sedation is that you will remain conscious and alert during treatment, so that you can interact with the dentist and hygienist as needed.

The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly following treatment so you can return to your normal daily activities.  While some patients prefer the twilight state induced by IV sedation, and the fact that they remember very little after treatment, inhaled sedation is a safe and effective alternative when the patient needs to be awake to respond and interact during treatment.

Why Choose Dental Anxiety Sedation?

Patients who suffer from dental anxiety may avoid professional dental visits, including regular cleanings and exams, and this can lead to increased oral health concerns.  If you want to maintain optimal oral health and enjoy a radiant smile, regular visits to Fioritto Family Dental for professional cleaning and care are essential. Sedation dentistry can help you overcome dental anxiety to keep you on the right path of good oral health.

If you’re interested in sedation dentistry to treat dental anxiety, maintain oral health, and improve your smile, contact our experienced and highly qualified professionals at Fioritto Family Dental today at 440-951-5511 or online to schedule an appointment and learn more.