Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Palatine, IL
Nitrous oxide sedation or, “laughing gas,” is one of the most common types of sedation. Though it doesn’t relieve pain very well, it’s a great anti-anxiety option. A mask is placed over your nose, which pumps out a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide. Inhaled sedation makes you feel light-headed and relaxed, but the effects wear off quickly after the procedure.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you feel more calm and relaxed during your dental procedure. Sometimes called conscious sedation dentistry, you will experience forgetfulness and insensitivity to pain all while still being conscious. Sedation dentistry can be used on patients of all ages. Your level of anxiety, length of your procedure, health history, and personal preferences will all be considered by your dentist, Dr. Herman Salzberg, before the procedure.
Why is Sedation Dentistry Used?
There are a variety of reasons sedation may be requested or required for a dental procedure:
- Dental anxiety
- Fear of visiting the dentist
- Overly sensitive gag reflex
- Phobia of needles
- Severe teeth sensitivity
- Decreased sensitivity to local anesthesia
- Difficulty controlling body movements
- Physical, cognitive, or behavioral special needs