Have you ever heard of laughing gas? Laughing gas consists of a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen to produce a gas that is highly effective in dental sedation. Patients suffering from dental anxiety or extreme stress should consider the benefits that nitrous oxide and laughing gas has to offer.
If you’re looking for a mild sedative that has no lingering effects, laughing gas should be at the top of your list. Laughing gas is administered via a mask that covers your nose mouth with effects that wear off shortly after the mask is removed. One of the benefits that laughing gas can provide is that it is safe enough to allow a patient to drive themselves home after treatments are given.
Other forms of sedation exist should you require deeper levels of relaxation. For instance, sedation can be given by oral ingestion as well as sedatives administered intravenously directly into your bloodstream. The dosages on both can be monitored and can lead to a deep sleep. For the deepest levels of sedation, anesthesia can be used to put a patient into a deep sleep from which they will not awake until the anesthesia wears off.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, contact A Brighter Smile Dental Care at (318) 688-9330 to see which treatment is right for you. If you are looking for a dentist in Shreveport, Louisiana, you can schedule an oral examination with Dr. Michael R. Wiesner and our team at our dentist office. Let us help you get a whiter, brighter smile today!