Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry – Denton, TX

A Relaxing Option for Nervous Dental Patients

Resting dental patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation dentistry

Not many people are thrilled at the prospect of getting dental work done. However, if it makes you very anxious or afraid, you may start putting off dental treatments that you need to stay healthy. Thankfully, at Southridge Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer nitrous oxide sedation dentistry so our Denton, TX dental patients can relax while we care for their smiles. This safe and reliable dental service has helped countless, anxious dentistry patients overcome their fears and get the happy, healthy, and beautiful smile they deserve! Read on to learn more and give us a call today to schedule your consultation!

Why Choose Southridge Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry?

  • Caring, Experienced Dentist
  • Comfortable, Welcoming Dental Office
  • Family-Friendly Atmosphere

How Does Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation Work?

Dental patient relaxing after nitrous oxide sedation dentistry

You may be more familiar with nitrous oxide dental sedation’s more popular nickname “laughing gas.” This light form of sedation is delivered through a small mask that’s placed over the nose. This allows your Denton sedation dentist, Dr. Ted Dunson, to adjust how much is administered at any point during your treatment to ensure your safety and comfort.

Nitrous oxide takes effect within moments of being inhaled, so you’ll be feeling light, relaxed, and content in no time. You may feel so at ease that you doze off during your treatment, but sedation dentistry doesn’t “put you under.” You’ll remain conscious enough to respond to your dental team’s requests and instructions as they work, but you won’t be aware of any of the sights, sounds, smells, or feelings that would typically cause you anxiety. Once your procedure is over, the mask is removed, and you’ll return to your normal level of consciousness.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation?

Nitrous oxide tank

Sedation dentistry is a great option for a wide variety of patients, including those who have:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Strong gag reflex
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Difficulty feeling physically comfortable in the examination chair
  • Difficulty holding their jaw open or sitting still for a long time

What Is the Recovery Time for Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation?

Woman smiling after nitrous oxide sedation dentistry visit

When it comes to sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide is one of our most popular options. This is for a lot of reasons, one of which is the time it takes to recover from it. Unlike oral conscious sedation, the effects of nitrous oxide take hold very quickly and wear off just as fast. Within just a few minutes of removing the mask over your nose, you should feel like your normal self once again. You can expect to get back to the rest of your day without interruption! However, depending on your treatment, Dr. Dunson may have some follow-up instructions for you.

There’s no need to dread dental care. Come see us about nitrous oxide sedation and take control of your oral health!