Are you anxious about your dental treatment or the forth coming dental visit?
If so, then don’t worry, you are not alone. One in every five individuals has dental anxiety / phobia and is prevalent equally in both men and women. It could be fear of the unknown or a bad dental experience that you or your dear one underwent in the past. When you are anxious, your threshold for pain is at an all-time low and you are hypersensitive to any form of stimulus let alone pain and you are on the lookout. You anticipate pain and every perception is exaggerated, in fact leading to more pain. Remember, the last thing that you would want to do is to rub off some anxiety to the dentist as well. As you would see by now, that there is no end to this cycle until we take steps together to relax you in some form or the other and get back to do some dental work finally.
One such way of the many, to help you de-stress is Nitrous oxide -Oxygen Sedation.
Nitrous Oxide – Oxygen Sedation is also called Inhalation Conscious Sedation. Nitrous oxide, popularly called as laughing gas has been used extensively by dentists in the United States for nearly a century. It is proven to be extremely safe and predictable when used alone without any other oral or injectable sedatives.
A detailed medical history evaluation followed by medical clearance, if needed, is obtained from your physician. In case of an illness, respiratory insufficiency or infection, use of nitrous is either deferred or refrained as appropriate. When used it is administered through a nasal hood along with oxygen. It does not alter or interact with your other body functions and creates a sense of light headedness during its usage. It greatly reduces pain perception and at the same time reduces your anxiety. Its effects are immediately reversible and it is out of your system once its administration is stopped. It has no hang-over effects and you could even drive away after the procedure, should you decide so without any potential danger.
Talk to us today about your fears and concerns and let us together work towards finding a solution and help you board the exciting dental journey of the 21st century has to offer that you are missing.
Smile Station is the first private dental center in Bangalore to have this facility to keep your dental visits safe, stress free and relaxed. Dr. Gurudev and our overseas faculty Dr. Vivienne are well trained and certified users of Nitrous oxide – Oxygen sedation and ensure that you would have a pleasant dental visit to cherish for a long time.
For further details on dental anxiety and ways to overcome it, do refer to our 4-part blog series written by Dr. Vivienne.