If you are afraid of the dentist, you may have been avoiding going to have regular dental check ups. If you are afraid of the dentist, you aren’t alone. Many people suffer from dental anxiety and too many avoid getting the dental treatments they need and want.
Are you in pain right now with a toothache, or do you know you need essential treatments but are too afraid of the dentist? Or do you know you need essential treatments, but are too afraid of the dentist? Maybe you’ve considered getting a smile makeover and want teeth whitening, dental veneers, new dental crowns or Invisalign clear braces, but were too afraid of the dentist to get your smile brightened.
At Salt Lake Dental Care, Dr. Blackwood and our caring, well-trained team want you to feel comfortable and relaxed, no matter what dental treatments you are receiving. That’s why we offer dental sedation. One of the sedation dentistry methods we offer is nitrous oxide.
Nitrous oxide is a gas that is mixed with oxygen and then you breathe in through a tube. Nitrous oxide is often called laughing gas, but it isn’t designed to make you laugh. You just feel relaxed, though you are always awake and aware.
Advantages of Nitrous Oxide
- Nitrous oxide reacts quickly once you begin to inhale it. It is fast acting and you begin to feel relaxed almost immediately.
- You are aware and awake while using nitrous oxide.
- Nitrous oxide side effects are minimal because it dissipates from your system quickly, so you can drive yourself to and from your appointment.
- Nitrous oxide is easily monitored by adjusting either the gas or the oxygen.
Another advantage of any dental sedation is that often, Dr. Blackwood can perform several procedures at once. Also, because you are relaxed, many of our patients have reported that they feel less pain when using dental sedation.
Call today and let us partner with you to give you the dental sedation treatment you need to give you a healthy, beautiful smile! We love helping patients from the Salt Lake City are feel at ease, from Murray to Sandy, Utah!