For some individuals, the apprehension associated with a visit to the dentist is severe. Such people suffer from what is known as dental anxiety or fear of dental treatments. At Magnolia Green Dental Care Dental Care, your comfort is our top priority. That is why we offer conscious sedation using laughing gas at our office.
Laughing gas is a colorless, slightly sweet-smelling gas that can be used as a light sedative during dental treatments by mixing it with oxygen and administering it via the patient’s nose. Once you inhale the gas, you will start to feel relaxed, and we will be able to carry your treatment with ease. Since laughing gas is a method of conscious sedation, you will be awake and will be able to respond to our questions. The level of sedation can be adjusted by us during the procedure.
Administration of laughing gas sedation can:
- Reduce pain
- Control gag reflex
- Control Anxiety
Laughing gas is not a substitute for local anesthesia, and you may still need an anesthetic to be injected despite the administration of sedation.
After the treatment is over, the flow of laughing gas is removed, and oxygen flow may be increased. After that, we let you rest for a few minutes before you can leave the office and resume your normal routine. The effects of the sedative wear off very quickly.
If you wish to learn more about how laughing gas sedation can help you receive dentistry treatments with greater ease, schedule a consultation at by calling us at (941) 240-2750. Our practice is located at 6975 Professional Pkwy. E., Suite B, Sarasota, FL 34240.