nitrous oxide sedation
At Culp Dental, we understand that dental anxiety is a big part of what keeps people away from dental offices for regular visits. That is why we offer a form of sedation to help patients relax during dental procedures so they can comfortably receive needed treatment.
What Is nitrous oxide?
Nitrous Oxide uses medication to help your body and mind relax so you feel at ease during treatment. Unless you get general anesthesia, you are awake — but relaxed — during your procedure. Inhaled minimal sedation means that you breathe a combination of nitrous oxide (or “laughing gas”) and oxygen through a mask. It wears off quickly will feel like so you feel like your normal self before leaving the treatment room.
Is Sedation Right for Me?
Sedation is most appropriate for dental patients with a real fear or anxiety of the dentist, those with a low pain threshold, those with a bad gag reflex or those requiring an extensive amount of dental work.
Is It Safe?
Nitrous Oxide is generally safe when administered by an experienced dentist like the ones at Culp Dental. However, you should always tell your dentist about all your health conditions and any medications you are taking. Discuss any concerns and risks with your dentist before proceeding.