Patients with dental anxieties can ask about nitrous oxide sedation at Ridgeview Family Dental
- Posted on: Dec 15 2018
Dr. R. McKell Young understands how many of his patients have dental anxieties. They may feel uncomfortable with someone in their personal space or may have a fear of discomfort that keeps them from making their dental appointments. It is necessary for patients to work with a dentist regularly to monitor their oral health and wellness, but this can be difficult for patients who are fearful. At Ridgeview Family Dental, we do not judge patients for dental anxieties and instead can help with nitrous oxide sedation.
What is nitrous oxide sedation?
Many patients know what nitrous oxide sedation is but may be more familiar with it as “laughing gas.” This colorless and odorless gas is administered through the nose and can provide almost instant relaxation for our patients. Nitrous oxide is completely safe and can be reversed with the administration of oxygen immediately after services. Patients are awake and able to answer questions and follow instructions from our team. Patients can use nitrous oxide sedation for invasive procedures or even just simple cleanings. Not only can it help for sedating nervous patients, but it can also assist in pain management and to reduce the effects of a strong gag reflex.
Who can use nitrous oxide sedation?
This method of sedation is safe to use for patients of all ages. Unlike other sedation methods, which may require patients to take medication before they arrive or arrange transportation to and from their appointment, nitrous oxide sedation is immediately reversed and allows patients the opportunity to go about their day without any interruption afterward. Patients just relax and breath in oxygen administered through the same mask to get back to a state where they can function again! Nitrous oxide is simple, safe, and affordable.
Call Ridgeview Family Dental today!
Interested in learning more about nitrous oxide sedation? Book an appointment with Dr. R. McKell Young today to find out how you can feel relaxed and at ease during your next dental visit. Call (660) 747-9117 to consult with us and discuss your options. We have three convenient locations available in Windsor, Oak Grove, and Warrensburg, MO.
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