Does the thought of visiting a dentist for a checkup and cleaning or treatment make you feel anxious and scared? We see countless patients who have fear or worry surrounding the thought of visiting our office for treatment. Our caring and friendly staff at Strohman Dental understand what kind of impact this can have on your mental and physical wellbeing, which is why we offer nitrous oxide sedation in Wichita Falls. This sedation method is fast-acting and highly effective for patients of all ages and can help you feel more comfortable during your appointment.
It’s estimated that over 75 percent of people in the nation experience some level of fear or anxiety at the thought of visiting their dentist’s office. This can be due to a variety of reasons that may be out of their control. Here are some of the most common reasons why patients feel this way:
Our sedation dentist in Wichita Falls offers nitrous oxide to help you feel more comfortable and at-ease during your procedure. Not all patients who receive this service are scared of visiting our office though. Some other traits that may make you a good candidate for laughing gas include:
Before your procedure, our team will place a small nose mask on your face in order to allow you to easily breathe in the odorless, colorless nitrous oxide gas. Throughout your procedure, we’ll monitor you and can easily adjust the flow of nitrous oxide. Within a few minutes, you’ll begin to feel calm and relaxed. Some patients report feeling a tingling sensation or light-headedness as well.
After your treatment is over, we will remove the nose mask and turn off the gas. In just a few minutes, the effects should start to wear off and you should begin to feel back to your normal self. When you leave the office, you should be able to continue on with the rest of your day as you normally would.