Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide sedation

Dental fear and anxiety is extremely common and most people experience some degree of anxiety when visiting the dentist.

Being afraid of the dentist can be due to a number of factors. Among younger patients, it can be because of the lack of accurate information. It’s possible they have heard stories from their peers or seen inaccurate portrayals of dental procedures online or in the media. For adults, unpleasant past experiences contribute to this fear and can trigger a flight or fight response, making it very hard for the dentist to safely perform the required treatments. Dental phobia causes patients to avoid dental visits at all costs which jeopardizes their oral health and can lead to much larger health issues in the future.

If you suffer from dental anxiety so much that it’s interfering with your ability to get the treatment that you need, that should not be the case. The team at Chandler Rd Family Dental can help you and your family overcome your dental fears today with our leading sedation dentistry treatments in Melbourne.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Dental sedation uses sedatives to put you in a highly relaxed state. This makes you calm and comfortable during the course of the procedure. Dental sedatives include tranquillizers, oral medications, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas). These sedatives are easily administered and can be applied in various ways. Some medications are taken orally, while others can be applied into the bloodstream (see sleep dentistry). Nitrous oxide is applied via inhalation through a purpose built mask that fits comfortably over your nose. The entire process is guaranteed to be both safe and effective. In essence, sedation dentistry is the perfect alternative to traditional dental procedures providing a comfortable safety net for patients that suffer from dental anxiety.

Advantages of Completing Dental Treatments Under Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) Sedation:

  1. Takes effect quickly – The gas only takes 2-3 minutes.
  2. Completely safe, even for your kids – It does not involve any dangerous side-effects at all.
  3. Reduces tension and anxiety – You become more relaxed without going to sleep.
  4. Decreases pain and discomfort to a minimal level – The gas controls pain effectively.
  5. Minimises gagging reflex during the procedure – It reduces occurrence of involuntary reactions.
  6. Gives you a very pleasant dental experience – As a result, this helps you be more confident about visiting our dental clinic more frequently.

Safe And Effective Happy Gas Sedation

Do not let your fear and anxiety impede you from maintaining your dental health and oral wellness. Your trusted Knox dentist can help minimise and eliminate your dental fear and anxiety. We at Chandler Road Family Dental Clinic are dedicated to guiding you towards a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles. So if you are looking to book a dental sedation treatment, contact us today!

Call us today on (03) 9762 0661 or simply book your appointment online. Here at Chandler Road Family Dental Clinic, your dental and oral wellness is our main priority.