It goes without saying that for most people, visiting the dentist isn’t exactly their favorite thing. In fact, just the idea of it makes some people completely terrified. This kind of fear has a name, dental phobia, and it causes millions of Americans to miss out on much needed dental care every year, leading them to develop serious problems that could have easily been prevented. If you or your child feel really anxious about dental care, sedation dentistry can help change all that. With it, we can calm those racing thoughts, make nerves melt away, and help appointments glide by on a carpet of relaxation. Sounds pretty nice, right? This kind of experience is available right here in Garland at Dentistry By Brand, and you can learn more by calling us today.
Nitrous oxide most often goes by another name, “laughing gas.” Dentists from around the world have used it for well over 100 years to calm dental patients, and the reason it’s still around today is simple: it works!
All a patient has to do is inhale the colorless, odorless gas through a small mask placed over the nose, and within a minute or so, any tension should drain out of the body. We sometimes call it “moon gas” because it makes some patients feel like they are floating! This is true for both children and adults. We’ll keep the mask on throughout the appointment and only take it off when everything is done. At this point, it will only take a few moments for a patient to feel completely normal again. The gas doesn’t have any lasting effects, meaning someone can go straight back to school or work right after their visit.