Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Many individuals suffer from fear of visiting the dentist. It may take all the courage they have to make that appointment and attend their visit. However, if a patient finds out they may need a dental procedure done, it can be crippling. Dentists realize this is a real concern for people and have many ways to help make sure patients feel at ease when visiting them. One of the preferred ways Winnipeg dental clinic relaxes their patients is through the use of nitrous oxide.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a way to help patients relax during procedures, by reducing anxiety and subtly giving them the giggles. It is administered through the nose, so it does not interfere with any treatment taking place in the mouth.
This method of relaxation is commonly used during a variety of different procedures and is safe for individuals to use when undergoing those procedures. To be sure, you will want to talk about this with your dentist before the procedure. Not all dentists are able to administer nitrous oxide so you will want to discuss the possibilities with your dentist beforehand. This should be part of the planning process so your dentist can learn more about your health and know if it is a good option for you. Greenwoods Dental does provide nitrous oxide for our patients when they do undergo specific procedures that may require it.
If you have a dental procedure coming up, like root canal therapy, a cavity filling, or tooth removal, talk with your Winnipeg dentist about the possibility of using nitrous oxide. The use of this sedation can drastically help you through the process, allowing you to feel more relaxed so the dentist can efficiently work through the procedures.