Taking care of your smile means visiting us for a variety of dental care services. Some patients may find that they primarily see us for preventive care visits, such as dental checkups and cleanings. Other patients may require treatments like oral surgery or restorative care (think dental fillings or crowns). Whatever your needs, from minor to complex, we understand that you may find yourself hesitating to schedule required care as the result of nerves. Rest easy – we offer sedation dentistry options like nitrous oxide for a comfortable experience. Learn more about this solution, so you can feel at ease about keeping your smile healthy.
About Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide is a sedative in the form of a gas. You won’t be able to see it, though you may find that it has a slightly sweet scent. To administer this sedation dentistry option, we will carefully place a mask over your nose and mouth. All you need to do is lie back and breathe as you usually do. When you inhale the sedative – commonly called laughing gas because it makes patients feel a bit giddy – it will begin working. You can expect additional numbing and a much more relaxed perspective.
It Is Appropriate For Most Patients
Nitrous oxide is known for its versatility. We can typically provide laughing gas to patients of all ages, including children. It is quite gentle yet effective enough that some patients report feeling euphoric when they take it. One of the major benefits adding to its versatility is that we can customize the amount of sedative you receive during treatment, so the amount you receive may differ from that of someone requiring more or less.
Don’t Cancel Your Afternoon Plans
Other forms of sedation may require you to find a ride home or to recover by resting. Fortunately, nitrous oxide will leave your body fast, while its effects almost immediately dissipate. This means that you can leave our practice without having to cancel or alter the rest of your day.
ABOUT YOUR LOS ANGELES, CA GENERAL DENTISTS:
At A Briter Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the latest in modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact us at our Los Angeles office at (323) 747-1823. We proudly serve communities in Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Hermon, and Washington Heights.