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Sedation Dentistry in Ocala, FL
A significant number of Americans do not visit the dentist for regular checkups because they are too fearful or suffer from dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist.
Commonly known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a form of mild sedation inhaled through the nose. Nitrous oxide elevates the general mood and can evoke a general sense of well-being. Odorless and colorless, it has few side effects and has been safely used in dentistry for many years. It’s particularly effective at combating dental anxiety by distracting patients from pain.
Here are some benefits of nitrous oxide:
· You won’t have pain, but will still be aware of your surroundings.
· Your anxiety and fears levels are drastically reduced.
· It’s safe for everyone from small children to the elderly.
· There are few if any side effects.
While not likely to be recommended for major dental procedures, nitrous oxide is a great way to calm patients, even if used in conjunction with other forms of sedation.
Most importantly, it relieves anxiety and reduces pain during the procedure. In addition, some tingling and numbness may be felt.
If you have questions or concerns about sedation dentistry, please contact our office.