We're completely sensitive to the fact that many of our patients are apprehensive about dental visits. There are many different reasons why people may have dental anxiety. The team at Brazos Dental Associates understands that, whatever your fear, it's a very real concern to you.
That's why we're pleased to offer nitrous oxide ("laughing gas") to all our patients who have mild anxiety.
First, we want to tell you that "laughing gas" is a misnomer. It's true that in very large concentrations it will make you quite giddy. However, our team is trained to administer the perfect mixture of gas and oxygen to make sure that you remain calm and relaxed but perfectly coherent and able to respond to questions from your dental team.
Nitrous oxide is safe and has been used for decades. Many patients like nitrous because it leaves them feeling relaxed but allows them to return to work or school immediately after treatment. That is just how mild it is! In fact, nitrous is so mild that we use it for children who help relaxing during treatment.
If you would like to learn more about the gentle effects of nitrous, please contact our office. We'll be happy to arrange an appointment to discuss nitrous oxide and how it can benefit your dental treatment.