Nearly one-quarter of all Americans avoid dentists because they’re afraid, according to American Dental Association surveys. Delaying cleanings and checkups only compounds dental problems.
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax and feel more comfortable.
Nitrous Oxide, used by a dentist, will not put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions Dr. Steve may have. You simply breathe normally through your nose, and within a few minutes you should start to feel the effects.
The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.