Does the idea of visiting a dentist, or even picking up the phone to schedule an appointment, make your heart start pounding? If dental anxiety has made it difficult or even impossible for you to get the care your smile needs, we at Legacy Dentistry are here to help. While Dr. Nguyen, Dr. DeSimone, and the rest of our team excel at making patients comfortable, we also know that some patients need a little help feeling at-ease. That’s why we offer FREE nitrous oxide sedation at every appointment! With nitrous oxide in Midlothian, TX – also known as laughing gas – it has never been easier to sit back and relax in the dental chair. Call us today to learn more!
As the mildest form of dental sedation, nitrous oxide is ideal for patients who just need something to “take the edge off” during their appointments. If you feel nervous or anxious about a dental treatment that you need, then nitrous oxide may be right for you. We might also recommend nitrous oxide for patients who:
Although nitrous oxide is versatile, it’s not right for everyone. Before your appointment, your sedation dentist in Midlothian will need to review your current health and your medical history to ensure that nitrous oxide won’t result in any complications. We typically do NOT recommend nitrous oxide for patients who are currently dealing with nasal congestion, are pregnant, or have certain health conditions such as high blood pressure. If any of these circumstances apply to you, we’ll be sure to discuss them and figure out the safest option for you.
We administer this sedative – a clear, odorless gas – through a little mask that we place over your nose. Almost as soon as you begin inhaling it, you’ll feel waves of warmth and euphoria wash over you. You won’t be “put to sleep,” per se, but you might feel drowsy, and your memories of the appointment may be fuzzy. Throughout your procedure, we’ll keep a close eye on your vitals and adjust the dosage of the nitrous to ensure your comfort. Once we’re finished, all we need to do is take off the mask, and the sedative’s effects should wear off just as quickly as they came on.
Unlike other types of sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide shouldn’t cause any lingering side effects. You shouldn’t need to worry about arranging to transportation before and after your appointment. Once we’ve removed the mask and you’ve started breathing normal air again, you’ll return to your normal mental state in just a few minutes. In fact, you’ll most likely be able to drive yourself back to work, school, or home and carry on with your day as you ordinarily would.