Nitrous Oxide Dentistry in Fredericksburg, VA
Do simple dental treatments induce fear and anxiety in you or someone you love? At D & D Family Dentistry, we specialize in making every dental treatment a relaxing one. For those that deal with dental anxiety, we offer nitrous oxide to help make each appointment comfortable and productive, whether you’re coming in for a check-up and cleaning, or a more complicated dental procedure.
Our goal is to provide a comfortable environment to improve your dental experience, which may include using sedation dentistry to help our patients remain calm. Our friendly dental staff in Fredericksburg is committed to helping our practice achieve an atmosphere that soothes and relaxes you.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Also known as “sleep dentistry,” sedation dentistry is used to help improve comfort in patients during dental treatments. It is especially useful for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. There are many types of medications used in sedation dentistry, but nitrous oxide is the most common relaxant. Patients remain awake during treatment but are calm and comfortable during the procedure.
What is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide often called laughing gas, is a local sedation option that helps patients relax in the dental chair. The medication is administered through a mask and is completely colorless and odorless. When the treatment is finished, your dentist administers oxygen to flush the nitrous oxide out of your system. This prevents headaches and other side effects. After your procedure, you will be able to drive yourself home.
Nitrous oxide is considered a very safe and effective sedative for dental patients, including children. It is just one of the tools we use in our Fredericksburg, VA dental office to help our patients overcome dental anxiety.
Relax at Our Practice
If you are nervous about an upcoming appointment, or even scheduling one, we urge you to give our Fredericksburg office a call.
Our team at D & D Family Dentistry is committed to helping all of our patients receive the best dental treatment in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We’d love to help you overcome your dental fears.