Port Charlotte Dentist    Nitrous Oxide Sedation    Charlotte County Dentistry

Nitrous Oxide is used for mild to moderate anxiety and is the most frequently used dental sedation method, as it allows the patient to resume normal activities after the dental appointment. Nitrous Oxide is a gas, which is commonly referred to as "laughing gas." Nitrous Oxide will relax a patient so there is no discomfort during the treatment. After the procedure most patients have little or no memory of the dental visit and feel fine.

Nitrous Oxide is administered through an inhaler placed over the nose. Gas is released when breathing through the nose and the effects are felt within minutes. When Nitrous Oxide is inhaled it produces a variety of effects such as; fixated vision, disorientation, visual and auditory hallucinations, and a higher tolerance to pain. These effects completely disappear after the gas is turned off and the procedure is finished.

Port Charlotte Dentist  Dr. Carol Stevens offers Nitrous Oxide Sedation

If you have a fear of visiting the dentist, sensitive teeth, gag easily, or simply want an anxiety-free dental procedure, you may want to consider using Nitrous Oxide sedation. If you have a low tolerance to pain or prefer a stronger sedation method you may want to consider IV Sedation or Oral Sedation. Contact our office to find out which Sedation method is best suited for you.

 Dr. Stevens believes in superior patient care and wants your dental treatment to be a comfortable, relaxing and stress-free experience.