Some people are quite comfortable with the prospect of a trip to the dentist. On the other hand, many people may feel anything from mild uneasiness to full blown fear. If you suffer from dental anxiety, you aren’t alone. Many people feel apprehensive about dental visits.
If the idea of going to the dentist gives you a case of the nerves, why not talk to Drs. Schamberger, Gregston and Thomas about using nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide, also known laughing gas, has been widely used by dentists for many years to help people relax in the chair. It is mixed with oxygen and delivered to the patient through a mask placed over the nose. The gas can make the patient feel relaxed, but will not render the patient unconscious. The patient will remain awake and aware during the procedure and will be able to communicate the dentist if necessary. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off minutes after the gas has been removed, and the patient can drive themselves home after the appointment.
If you are feeling apprehensive about an upcoming dental trip, nitrous oxide may help make your appointment easier. If you would like to plan your visit to Leadville Dental Center in Leadville, Colorado, call our office at 719-486-2060 today.