We understand that some people have a fear of dental anesthesia. That is why our dentists use the wand systems to provide gentle injections. The device delivers the anesthetic in a controlled manner and makes the freezing procedure much more comfortable. We even go an extra step and warm up our carpules to match your body temperature.
In addition, at Laurel Dental, we can also provide your dental care under Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide. Your teeth can be fixed, and your smile brightened without discomfort, while you are almost asleep and relaxed through your appointment. No more hiding your smile behind your hands or putting up with pain.
If you present one or more of the following conditions, dental anesthesia can help you:
This form of Conscious Sedation offered at Laurel Dental helps to ease anxiety and enhance procedural comfort.
The advantage of using nitrous oxide includes the following:
Nitrous Oxide has been a means of sedation in dentistry for many years, and is quite safe. It has been used by millions of patients around the world for dental and medical sedation.
You are able to breathe on your own and remain in control of all bodily functions. There is no company required to take you home after nitrous oxide administration. You will be able to walk or drive home unaccompanied. You may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep, not remembering all of what happened during the appointment.
Reasons to not use Nitrous Oxide
You should not use Nitrous Oxide if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Though there are no other major contraindications to using nitrous oxide, you may not want to use it if you have emphysema, exotic chest problems, M.S., a cold, or other difficulties with breathing. Claustrophobia is also a contraindication, and it should also be avoided if you are pregnant.
Please note that we suggest you stop eating or drinking 3 hours prior to using nitrous gas in order to prevent vomitting as some people may feel nauseous while on gas.
Dental Sedation is a means to accomplish a large number of procedures in one visit. Drugs used in Sedation Dentistry are prescription drugs and might not be suitable for every patient. Your dentist can determine if they are safe for you during your visit.