Nitrous Oxide: Why It Might Be Right For You

Are you dealing with butterflies in the stomach, jitters, or some general (and very unpleasant) anxiety when it comes to approaching your oral surgery visits? If so, let us begin by telling you that we completely understand how you’re feeling. We appreciate your decision to protect your oral health even though your emotions may be battling you at the moment. We are also happy to extend a suggestion to learn more about your dental sedation options with us because they can offer you a truly relaxing time at our practice. For now, let’s review nitrous oxide and why it might be just what you need.

It’s Gentle Yet Very Relaxing

If you feel nervous but not so nervous that you can’t come in for care (but anxious enough that the idea of sitting in our chair makes you very uncomfortable), you might benefit from nitrous oxide. It is known to gently yet effectively offer you an extraordinary sense of tranquility. Simple.

It Won’t Throw Off Your Day

One of the reasons you may appreciate nitrous oxide is the fact that it can help you achieve a very calm state without completely ruining your plans for the rest of the day. While other types of sedation will require you to go home (a trip that someone must help you make, since you will still be too sedated to safely drive), laughing gas leaves your system quickly. As a result, you can drive and continue on with your day as usual!

It’s Safe For Most Patients

Fortunately, nitrous oxide is something that is gentle and safe. So safe, in fact, that we can provide it to everyone from pediatric patients on up. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Find Out If Nitrous Oxide Will Work For You

Learn more about nitrous oxide and your other dental sedation options by speaking with us during your next visit. Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.