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Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation – Columbia, TN

Feel Relaxed In The Dental Chair

child with a nitrous oxide sedation dentistry mask over their nose

Are you scared of visiting your dentist to receive treatments or for semi-annual checkups and cleanings? Unfortunately, dental phobias can dissuade patients from receiving professional treatment, increasing their risk of developing oral health problems that require invasive and costly procedures. Dr. Matthew Hart has completed advanced training in sedation dentistry because he is committed to helping his patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their treatments. In fact, at Beck Dental Care of Columbia, we’re so dedicated to helping our patients with dental fears that we offer free nitrous oxide dental sedation in our Columbia, TN dental office with their treatments!

Why Are People Scared of the Dentist?

nitrous oxide machine in a dental office

There are countless reasons why patients develop dental fears and anxiety. In fact, it’s estimated that about 75 percent of adults in the United States experience worry before or during a dental appointment. Here are some common causes that prevent countless Americans from visiting their dentist:

  • Bad past experiences
  • Fear of receiving bad news
  • Uncomfortable with having tools in their mouth
  • A lack of control in the environment
  • Dislike for the smell of a dental office

Who is a Good Candidate For Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry?

parent talking to their child

Whether you’re scared of the dental office or have a hard time sitting still, laughing gas in Columbia can help with a variety of issues. Nearly immediately, patients can feel a relaxing and calming wave overcome them once the nitrous oxide is administered. It can help patients who:

  • Have a fear of needles.
  • Are scared of the dentist.
  • Have difficulty controlling their movement.
  • Suffer from tooth sensitivity.
  • Have difficulty getting numb.

With nitrous oxide, patients will be able to more easily sit still during their treatment, allowing your sedation dentist in Columbia to work quickly and efficiently.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation Work?

parent holding their child

Receiving nitrous oxide before your procedure is simple and easy. As soon as you sit down in the treatment chair, a friendly member of our team will place a small mask over your nose. They’ll adjust the flow of oxygen and nitrous oxide, and within minutes, you’ll begin to feel calm. Some patients feel a tingling feeling or light-headedness, but this is completely normal.

Once the effects have begun to fully take place, we’ll start your treatment. As soon as we’re finished, we’ll gently take the mask off and turn off the gas. Within minutes, you’ll start to feel the effects of nitrous oxide wear off. You’ll be able to carry on with your day as you normally would without having to worry about any lasting side-effects.

Some benefits of receiving nitrous oxide that you’ll be able to enjoy include:

  • No feeling of drowsiness after your sedation.
  • You won’t need someone to pick you up from your appointment.
  • You’ll remain completely aware and calm during your treatment.

After-Care Tips

Because nitrous oxide sedation doesn’t impact the way you feel the rest of the day, you won’t need to block out your schedule after your appointment to become fully cognizant again. That way, you can return to school, work, or home. If you have any questions or concerns about nitrous oxide sedation, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office today!