Professional Teeth Cleaning and Aftercare
Good oral health is fundamental to maintaining your overall health. Professional teeth cleanings at our dental office are an effective way to ensure your oral health is in its best shape. Our dentist at Family Dentistry of Ellisville in Ellisville, Missouri, makes sure you are comfortable throughout the teeth cleaning process and other dental procedures, leaving you satisfied and with better oral health.Read more about Professional Teeth Cleaning and Aftercare
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. This helps you relax during your treatment.
Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Indications for Nitrous Oxide
- Mildly apprehensive patient
- A frightened child
- To reduce awareness of time and fatigue
- To reduce dental stress
- To control gagging
- When requested by the patient
Talk to your dentist at Family Dentistry of Ellisville about whether nitrous oxide might be a good option for you. Call us at 636-220-1104.