Many people have anxiety when they know they need a dental procedure. This is common, and even those who are not afraid of dental treatments can prefer to be sedated during certain procedures. At Shadle Smiles, we put patients’ comfort and health at the top of our priority list.
Most people have heard of laughing gas or nitrous oxide. This is a milder form of sedation dentistry, but it is very safe and effective. Breathing in nitrous oxide during your dental treatment can make you feel relaxed and comfortable. Most patients have a sense of euphoria that make the treatment time fly by. The benefit of nitrous oxide over other sedation methods is that the effects quickly dissipate once you stop breathing in the gas. After a few minutes, you will feel like yourself again. Laughing gas can be safely used for both kids and adults.
If you need an invasive dental procedure or you have dental anxiety, sedation dentistry can improve your experience at our office. To learn more about our sedation options at Shadle Smiles, contact our dental center in Spokane, WA.