Enjoy A More Relaxed Dental Visit With Nitrous Oxide

Dental anxiety is a common concern that prevents many individuals from receiving necessary dental care. North Tampa Family Dental in Tampa is proud to offer nitrous oxide sedation, commonly known as laughing gas, to help our patients relax during dental procedures.

How is nitrous oxide administered?

Nitrous oxide is a colorless gas mixed with oxygen that is inhaled through a small mask placed over the patient's nose. When inhaled, it induces relaxation and euphoria, relieving anxiety and discomfort. The gas quickly takes effect and wears off just as rapidly, allowing patients to resume their daily activities after the procedure without any lingering effects.

What are the benefits of nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide sedation is often used for patients with dental phobia or anxiety. It creates a calming effect, making the dental experience more pleasant and less intimidating. While nitrous oxide is not a painkiller, it can significantly reduce pain perception, making dental procedures more tolerable, especially for individuals with low pain thresholds.

It takes effect within minutes and allows for efficient treatment and prompt recovery, eliminating the need for a designated driver or an extended recovery period. Nitrous oxide sedation can be easily adjusted to suit the patient's needs and ensure their comfort and relaxation.

Who is a good candidate for nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide suits most patients with dental anxiety, a strong gag reflex, or a low pain threshold. It is especially beneficial for individuals who require lengthy or complex procedures.

Don’t let dental anxiety prevent you from getting the treatment you need. Contact us today to learn more about our sedation options and start your journey to optimal oral health!

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Contact North Tampa Family Dental About Nitrous Oxide Today!

  • Reduce pain and discomfort
  • Relax during complex procedures
  • Lessen a strong gag reflex
  • Experience a more pleasant visit
  • Get the treatment you need in comfort!