Fear of the dentist is one of the most common excuses people give for not visiting the dentist on a regular basis. It is estimated that more than 50% of adults in the United States alone experience some type of dental fear or phobia. At Bayway Dental, we understand that not everyone feels comfortable in the dentist chair. Your comfort is our main priority, which is why we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry to patients who need assistance relaxing during any type of dental appointment.
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of medication to calm and relax a patient prior to and during a dental appointment. Whether it has been only six months since your last dentist appointment or it has been 10 years, please do not let fear or anxiety keep you from receiving the dental services that you need.
Relax During Your Dental Appointment!
For some, going to the dentist office is as normal as going on vacation once or twice a year. However, for many people across America just the thought of visiting the dentist stirs up all kinds of anxieties. Bayway Dental is here to let you know that you can relax during your dental appointment! From the moment you enter our dental practice, you will be greeted with a smile and our comfortable amenities will put you at ease. Our compassionate team will do everything possible to provide an anxiety-free experience so that you are able to receive the dental service that you need. Whether you are coming in for a regular cleaning and checkup or you need more extensive dental work, you will be able to relax and make yourself comfortable. Sedation dentistry allows us to provide treatment to even the most fearful patients.
Nitrous Oxide/Laughing Gas
Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is a gas that can be inhaled in order to help patients relax at the dentist’s office. This gas, also nicknamed “Laughing Gas,” has been used for years to help patients relax during medical and dental appointments. It induces a pleasurable feeling, and after five minutes of breathing in the gas, patients find that they are in a euphoric state and are able to undergo dental cleanings, exams, and other procedures. Nitrous Oxide acts as a painkiller on soft tissues and gums, so for patients who are visiting the dentist for a deeper cleaning, this gas is also a good choice.
Nitrous Oxide/Laughing Gas is very safe, and it has few side effects with no ill effects on the brain, liver, kidneys, heart, or lungs. Nitrous Oxide inhalation has also been found to be very effective in eliminating or greatly minimizing severe gagging in patients with a sensitive gag reflex. If you are interested in learning more about Nitrous Oxide and how it can assist you in a more pleasant dental experience, please Contact Bayway Dental today.