Sedation Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ
Dental anxiety is a common condition. It’s estimated that up to 20% of Americans avoid the dentist because of these fears, so if you’re among this number, you are not alone.
For people who have fear or anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist, sedation dentistry can make it possible to get the care your need free from stress and worry.
One of the features of sedation dentistry that our patients here at Agave Dental appreciate is the fact that you are able to remain awake, alert, and able to ask questions throughout the entire procedure despite being in such a relaxed state that pain and other uncomfortable sensations are not felt. We’ve found that this makes the procedure go by faster since you are able to follow our instructions and can simply relax.
Nitrous Oxide (“Laughing Gas”)
Nitrous oxide, often referred to as “laughing gas,” is a gas that is breathed in through your nose while we care for your teeth. The gas relaxes you and can even produce a mild euphoric sensation. It’s very safe with only a few side effects in some people.
We like nitrous oxide because it’s simple to adjust the dose perfectly to meet each patient’s unique needs. Additionally, the effects wear off very quickly, which means that if you are only using nitrous oxide for your sedation, you will be able to take yourself to and from your appointment and continue on with your day following your treatment.