Frisco Sedation Dentistry
Parklane Family Dentistry provides patients with a comfortable, welcoming environment in which they can feel relaxed and serene. We take pride in offering our patients dental care that is both highly skilled and compassionate. Our patient-centered care focuses on your comfort and best oral health.
Some patients have great anxiety when faced with the idea of going to see the dentist for dental treatments. Past negative experiences, fear of small spaces or a host of other factors can cause these anxious feelings to increase. Yet, your oral health is very important. Letting an infected tooth get worse due to fear of the dental chair is not necessary. At Parklane Family Dentistry, we have sedation to help you feel calm and relaxed while in the dental chair, so you do not need to miss the dental care you need.
One of the most reliable methods of sedation has been used for over a century in the dental office. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, has a long history of relaxing patients while dental procedures are being carried out. This method of sedation is safe, fast-acting and it does not have any lingering effects.
A combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide is administered and monitored by one of our dental team members. During the procedure, you will feel relaxed and calm. This method of sedation does not put you into an unconscious state, though some people may fall asleep during its administration. Most people have a very pleasant, relaxed feeling, free from any anxious thoughts.
When the procedure is completed, your system is flushed with oxygen, and you return to full consciousness and feel like yourself again. There are seldom any side effects with nitrous oxide. It is often used to help kids relax. It is also used with those who have challenges getting comfortable in the dental chair.
If you suffer from anxiety when thinking about going to the dentist, we encourage you to visit us at Parklane Family Dentistry. We will do everything we can to ensure that you have a productive and pleasant visit. Contact our office today to make your appointment with us.
Frisco Sedation Dentistry
If you’re nervous or anxious about an upcoming dentist’s appointment in Frisco, Dr. Parul Vashisht and the team at Parklane Family Dentistry are here to help. Millions of people suffer from dental anxiety, and are scared of the dentist for different reasons.
Whether you feel self-conscious about your teeth, have had negative experiences in the past, or are just nervous about a surgery like a tooth extraction, Parklane Family Dentistry can help with sedation dentistry. Contact us now to schedule an appointment.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) Sedation
At our office, we provide nitrous oxide sedation, which is also commonly called “laughing gas” sedation. This name comes from the effects of the gas. When you breathe it in, you feel happy and euphoric. Your anxieties and fears will melt away, and you’ll also be less likely to feel any pain or discomfort during your procedure, since the gas increases your pain threshold.
The best thing about nitrous oxide, though, is that it has minimal side effects and wears off within a few minutes of your procedure. That means you can drive yourself home or even go back to work, which is not possible with deeper levels of sedation. Nitrous oxide is convenient and allows you to relax during your dental appointment without long-lasting after-effects.
The Laughing Gas Sedation Process
The laughing gas sedation process is very simple to understand. To begin, you will sit back and relax in the dentist’s chair, and Dr. Vashisht will place a comfortable nose mask over your nose. Then, he will adjust it to send a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide into your lungs. You will breathe in deeply and inhale the gas. Within moments, you’ll feel calmer and less anxious, and then your treatment will begin.
Once your treatment is over, Dr. Vashisht will adjust the mask to pump pure oxygen into your lungs for a few minutes. This helps flush out any remaining nitrous oxide, minimizing after-effects and allowing you to recover more quickly. Then, you’ll be sent home. That’s it!
The Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry
The primary benefit of sedation dentistry is that it helps people overcome their fear of dentistry. Dental anxiety is extremely common, and it’s especially troublesome for people who need major dental treatments like root canals to save their teeth and restore their oral health. With sedation, you can feel more comfortable, get pain-free dentistry, and overcome fear and anxiety.
Sedation also helps with related fears and anxieties, like the fear of needles. This can be troublesome during procedures that require numbing shots. Laughing gas and other methods of sedation are also known to inhibit the gag reflex, which increases your comfort during treatments involving your rear teeth.
Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Right For Me?
Almost anyone can get nitrous oxide sedation as long as they’re healthy, but Dr. Vashisht will still need to discuss your health history, medications and supplements you’re taking, and some other details in order to make sure it’s right for you.