Do you suffer from a high amount of anxiety or stress when going to the dentist?
Does this anxiety/stress cause you to avoid seeing your dentist altogether?
Our goal is to help you get the dental treatment you need, while minimizing any emotional trauma. Sedation dentistry is commonly used during such routine procedures as teeth cleaning and checkups. By using special dentist-supplied sedatives, anxious patients can get the necessary dental treatment they require.
At McCartney Dental we use Nitrous Oxide to provide sedation for our patients.
Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is used as a mild sedative. It is delivered through a nose hood, and is administered throughout the entire procedure. Nitrous oxide elevates the general mood and can evoke a general sense of well-being. Most importantly, it relieves anxiety and reduces pain during the procedure. In addition, some tingling and numbness may be felt. Nitrous oxide has been safely used in dentistry for many years, and can be safely used for patients of all ages.