Learn about conscious sedation
Are you afraid of the dentist?
Did you know that nitrous oxide conscious sedation makes it possible for the most anxious patients to receive dental treatment? This simple and completely safe procedure is regularly used for adults and children with anxiety, people with a hypersensitive gag reflex, and those with special needs (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, etc.). This method reduces stress and discomfort and provides a sense of relaxation and well-being during the entire dental procedure.
In practice, nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen is delivered to the patient using a mask, which looks like a clown’s nose, placed over the nose. The benefits of this sedation agent are many. First, it is quick and painless, and the level of sedation can be adjusted as needed. The patient remains conscious throughout the treatment, and the effects wear off within minutes once the mask is removed. Since there are no side effects, it is possible to resume regular activities quickly. The fear and stress associated with treatment give way to a sense of well-being and lightness and leave a positive memory.
If you or your child is anxious before a dental procedure, feel free to ask us for advice about nitrous oxide conscious sedation.