Many people are extremely nervous about cosmetic dental procedures and even with today’s advancements require additional medications to calm their fears. The most often used technique we use is nitrous oxide gas, which is also often referred to as laughing gas. It helps relax patients by inhaling a gas administered through the nose. Many of our patients report that it helps them feel both comfortable and less anxious.
In the case of patients who suffer from anxiety after reaching the office we prescribe certain oral medication that helps them to relax.
This is specially helpful for pediatric dentistry. Children’s are most of the time very uncooperative, so dental procedure under sedation is the only way to treat them.