Does the very thought of visiting the dentist make your heart race or your palms sweaty? If so, you’re certainly not alone! Nearly 60% of people are nervous or afraid of getting dental care. Thankfully, we can help you overcome your dental fears so you can keep your smile healthy. Your Hillsboro sedation dentist can help you sit back, relax, and enjoy your appointment with the help of nitrous oxide. Countless patients have gotten the important oral health care they need thanks to this safe and reliable treatment, and you can too! Give us a call today to see if sedation dentistry is right for you!
You may have heard nitrous oxide affectionately referred to as “laughing gas.” This light form of sedation is well known for helping anxious patients feel peaceful, happy, and sometimes even a little giggly! Administering it couldn’t be easier—we’ll simply place a small mask over your nose. Within moments of inhaling the colorless, odorless gas, you’ll feel your worries melt away as you become completely at-ease.
All throughout your treatment, we’ll keep a close eye on your breathing and heart rate. We’ll be able to adjust the level of sedation at any time to ensure you’re as comfortable and safe as possible. While you’ll remain conscious the entire time, you won’t be bothered by any of the sights, sounds, or feelings that would otherwise cause you anxiety. After your treatment, we’ll remove the mask and you’ll return to your normal level of awareness right away.
Nitrous oxide has proven to be a safe and effective solution for a wide variety of patients! We typically recommend it for patients who have:
However, nitrous oxide is not recommended for everyone, including those who are pregnant, have elevated blood pressure, or glaucoma. Your dentist will carefully review your medical history to help you choose the best way to make your appointments as comfortable as possible.
There are numerous advantages of choosing to make your dental visits more comfortable with nitrous oxide, including: