If you suffer from dental anxiety or phobia, you’re not alone. Millions of patients in the United States report postponing dental visits due to fear, and many more experience anxiety during their appointment. At James Block Dentistry in Fremont, we want every patient to receive the quality dental care they need free from stress or fear. That’s why we provide a variety of sedation dentistry methods so you can relax and get the dental treatment you need to have a rockin’ smile.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation, commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” has been used by dentists and other physicians for more than a hundred years. This form of mild sedation allows patients to relax while breathing in a combination of nitrogen and oxygen through their nose. Based on patient response and vitals, dosage can be adjusted throughout the procedures for optimal comfort. Patients prefer nitrous oxide sedation because:
There’s no “hang over.” The effects diminish quickly and patients are able to return to their regular routine about 15 minutes after the procedure including driving to and from the office.
It helps reduce sensation for patients who have difficulty becoming numb using only local anesthesia.
The patient remains fully conscious able to speak with the dentist and team, but experiences significantly less anxiety.