Alleviate Dental Anxiety With Nitrous Oxide

Plenty of people feel nervous or anxious at the dentist’s office. At Philadelphia Dental Smiles in Philadelphia, we use safe and effective nitrous oxide to boost your comfort levels and ease your nerves.

What Is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide is a colorless and odorless gas. In dentistry, it is used for minor pain and stress relief. It is administered through a mask that goes over your mouth and nose, and you breathe it in as you relax in the chair. The stream of nitrous oxide that enters your body is mixed with oxygen. Some call it “Laughing Gas” for the euphoric sensation it can bring on.

How do we use nitrous oxide at Philadelphia Dental Smiles?

We are committed to making our patients as comfortable as possible at Philadelphia Dental Smiles. We offer nitrous oxide as an option for patients who feel dentist-related anxiety. This helps you to remain calm and relaxed during your appointment or procedure. Our dental team is trained in the proper use of the gas. First, we’ll help you determine if nitrous oxide suits you, and if it is, we’ll talk you through the process.

Is nitrous oxide safe?

The Nitrous oxide you receive at Philadelphia Dental Smiles is safe and well-monitored. Our dental staff will administer the gas in small amounts. We can decide the right level for each patient by starting with low levels. We work with you to ensure the utmost comfort.

Can you drive after nitrous oxide?

The effects wear off a few minutes after the administration of nitrous oxide is stopped, and because of this, it is safe to drive after use.

Please call us if you have further questions about how nitrous oxide can help you smile more. We want you to get the important dental care you need while remaining relaxed and comfortable.

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Contact Philadelphia Dental Smiles Today About Nitrous Oxide

  • Reduce stress and anxiety while in the dental chair
  • Suppress an overactive gag reflex
  • Remain relaxed during treatment
  • Alleviate your fear of dental procedures
  • Get the treatment you need in comfort!