Enjoy A More Pleasant Dental Visit With Nitrous Oxide & Oral Sedation
Going to the dentist can be distressing for many people. At Dr. Sherman Ki & Associates in Oshawa, we know dental anxiety is a real issue affecting millions, and it can prevent those affected from seeking the dental care they need. Fortunately, nitrous oxide and oral sedation are two methods that can make dental experiences more comfortable.
What is nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas," is a safe and effective sedative that can help reduce anxiety and make dental visits easier and more relaxed. It is administered through a small mask placed over the patient's nose, and begins to take effect when inhaled. The effects of nitrous oxide are quickly felt and can be adjusted throughout the procedure so the patient remains relaxed and comfortable.
What is oral sedation?
Oral sedation is only available with a prescription from our office and involves ingesting medication by mouth before an appointment. It helps reduce anxiety, promotes relaxation, and ensures that a patient is conscious and responsive throughout their visit.
What are the advantages of nitrous oxide and oral sedation?
Both nitrous oxide and oral sedation can be beneficial for patients who fear needles, patients with a sensitive gag reflex, and those with a general fear or “visiting the dentist.” They can also help reduce a patient’s perception of pain, which can be particularly helpful for those with low pain tolerance. Both of these methods are safe and effective, and they can be customized to meet the needs of each patient.
If you are experiencing anxiety or fear about an upcoming dental procedure, contact us today about the possibility of using nitrous oxide or oral sedation to help you relax and feel more comfortable. Whatever your needs, goals, or concerns, we’re here to help you receive the treatment you need to keep your oral health strong!
Contact Dr. Sherman Ki & Associates About Nitrous Oxide & Oral Sedation Today!
- Have a more stress-free dental appointment
- Experience a sense of relaxation during your visit
- Reduce pain and uneasiness
- Remain conscious during your service(s)
- Prioritize your oral health!