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Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Crystal River, FL

Soothe Your Dental Worries

Did you know that an estimated 20% of Americans have avoided going to the dentist because of anxiety? If you’re part of that 20% and need dental work done, don’t worry. Your sedation dentist in Crystal River, Dr. Lisa Schnell, has a solution for you to soothe your dental worries: nitrous oxide sedation. This treatment will allow you to relax enough in the dental chair to get all the quality care you need without any of the stress. Keep reading below to learn more about what nitrous oxide is and how it can benefit you. If you’re ready to leave your fears behind and get your needed treatment, give Signature Dental Care of Crystal River a call today!

man getting nitrous oxide sedation in Crystal River

Why Choose Signature Dental Care of Crystal River for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

  • Personalized to Suit Every Patient’s Comfort Level
  • Get the Care You Need Worry-Free
  • Kind, Friendly, and Highly Skilled Team

What Is Nitrous Oxide?

girl wearing nitrous oxide mask

Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is more commonly known as “laughing gas.” This is because, when you breathe it in through a small mask placed over your nose, it will induce feelings of joy and euphoria that can sometimes give you the giggles. Through the mask, you will breathe in this special mixture of nitrogen and oxygen. After only minutes, waves of relaxation will wash over you, easing your anxieties and letting you get the treatment you need.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

man in blue shirt smiling in dental chair

If you experience mild to modern dentophobia, or fear of the dentist, then nitrous oxide sedation may be just the treatment you need. Once the mask is slipped on, you can forget about your worries. However, sedation isn’t only for patients with dentophobia. For example, if you’re not anxious but you have an extensive amount of dental work that needs to be completed in one sitting, you might benefit from being sedated. It can be tiring to keep your mouth open for that long, and nitrous oxide can help immensely.

Other excellent candidates for nitrous oxide include people with sensitive teeth and gums, or an overactive gag reflex that makes undergoing dental procedures difficult. In addition, patients with special needs, uncooperative children, or those who have trouble sitting still for long periods of time may also benefit from nitrous oxide sedation.

What Can You Expect During Your Procedure?

girl covering her mouth in dental chair

Before your procedure is set to begin, a mask will be placed over your nose. Once you start breathing in the gas, euphoric waves will wash over you. We’ll administer local anesthetic so you shouldn’t feel a thing during your treatment. After your procedure is done, we’ll remove the mask and take you to the waiting room. Within half an hour, the effects of the nitrous oxide should wear off, allowing you to resume your day as normal afterward.