At the restorative and cosmetic dentistry practice of Dr. Edward Shukovsky, we understand that many Americans suffer from some sort of dental phobia. This is why we strive to offer each of our patients a relaxing and comfortable environment and work to ease their apprehension. We offer several different options when it comes to sedation dentistry to meet our patients’ preferences and needs; nitrous oxide sedation at our practice is one such option. With sedation dentistry, we are able to offer patients relief from their dental phobia.
Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Right For You?
While it is true that many dental patients suffer from dental anxiety or fear, this does not need to be the case. Through the use of nitrous oxide sedation at our practice, we can put each of our patients at ease. Unlike oral conscious sedation, nitrous oxide sedation does not require any medication to be taken prior to the appointment. Nitrous oxide sedation is administered at the time of the procedure. The nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and inhaled by the patient through the nose. As with oral conscious sedation, nitrous oxide sedation does not provide any pain relief, but does relax the patient. If pain medication is needed, then a local anesthetic will be administered by Dr. Shukovsky.
Patients with the following issues may be ideal candidates for nitrous oxide sedation at our practice:
- Fear or anxiety about dentists and dental visits (dental phobia)
- Fear of needles
- Painful or sensitive teeth
- A gag reflex
- Bad past dental experiences
- Difficulty getting numb
- Complex treatment requiring long dental visits
- Cerebral Palsy
- Parkinson’s disease
Contact Us to Learn More about Nitrous Oxide Sedation
There is no longer a reason to fear the dentist. Thanks to nitrous oxide sedation, our patients can be completely relaxed with no anxiety. If you have a dental phobia or suffer a condition that makes visiting the dentist a trying experience, you should consider nitrous oxide sedation at our practice. If you fill out the form on the “Contact Us” page, our staff will be in contact with you shortly to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Shukovsky.