How can you help me relax during a tooth extraction?
Having a tooth pulled causes stress and anxiety for most people, so it’s understandable that you want a solution that will help you relax. At Blue Bird Dentistry, we are pleased to offer our patients the benefits of calming nitrous oxide sedation for stress-inducing procedures like tooth extraction.
For many people, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a very effective method of sedation. All you have to do is sit back, breathe, and you will feel the calming effects immediately. Nitrous oxide does not “knock you out.” It merely makes you feel drowsy and calm so that the sights and sounds around you fade away.
You will be alert enough to let us know if you’re uncomfortable, but you will not go to sleep. When we finish your procedure, we stop the flow of nitrous and let you breathe pure oxygen for a few moments. You will leave our office feeling alert and awake with no side effects. Since nitrous wears off so quickly, you will be able to drive yourself to and from your appointment.
Tooth extraction is an essential procedure that you should not put off for any reason, and especially not because of fear. Please contact our Fredericksburg, VA dental office, and we will be happy to explain how nitrous oxide can help you.