Dental anxiety is a real problem for many people, and in some cases, it keeps people from getting the dental care they need. Often, they put off dental appointments for months or even years, finally going to the dentist when something goes wrong. Perhaps a mild toothache has turned into something unbearable. Or gums are swollen and bleeding, and these symptoms of an infection can no longer be ignored.
What usually happens in these situations is that people end of up needing much more serious, invasive and expensive treatment—all because they avoided going to the dentist in the first place.
At our LN Dental Chester Hill, we are pleased to offer nitrous oxide sedation dentistry. With this type of sedation, patients are relaxed and comfortable yet fully alert during their procedure.
Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry
One of the advantages of this form of sedation is that it is breathed in through a mask rather than administered with a needle. This is a bonus for patients who are phobic about visiting the dentist—and phobic about needles.
Because it is a gas, it travels through the body quickly, so its effects are felt almost as soon as it is breathed in. Patients will feel relaxed while they are breathing it in but still able to communicate with the dentist. It leaves the body just as quickly, so patients are able to drive themselves after their appointment and return to their regular routine.
Nitrous oxide is safe for nearly everyone, even children and those with pre-existing health conditions. Nitrous oxide is also non-allergenic.
Drawbacks of Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry
There are very few people for whom nitrous might not be ideal, and this includes those who become nauseated while breathing in the gas. Others who struggle to breathe through their nose might also find it difficult. People who have lung disease or multiple sclerosis should probably not have nitrous. Pregnant women should also avoid nitrous in their first trimester.
We Welcome You to LN Dental Centre
If you have questions about nitrous or any enquiry about your oral health, we invite you to call our LN Dental Chester Hill to speak to one of our friendly team members.
To book an appointment, reach out to the team at LN Dental today! You can get in touch by calling (02) 9644 1499 or filling out a contact form. We’re open from 9 am to 5 pm all seven days of the week, so we’re here if you have a pressing need that needs to be seen.
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