Have you ever been nervous about going to the dental office? If so, that’s OK! We are here to help you. Cloud Family Dentistry is pleased to offer nitrous oxide in Little Rock, Arkansas, for you and your family so you can feel relaxed and comfortable at your dentist’s office.
What is nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide is a safe, light, and effective anesthetic that is inhaled through the nose. Also known as laughing gas, it is mostly offered when you are scheduled for a more serious dental treatment, such as an extraction or a root canal treatment. The nitrous oxide is not supposed to make you fall asleep, but to dull any pain, while keeping you awake and aware.
How will I be sedated with nitrous oxide?
When you first enter our office for your appointment, we will bring you into a comfortable dental chair and place a small mask over your nose. We will ask you to inhale deeply for several minutes. As you breathe, the sedative will enter your body, relaxing you and preparing you for your treatment.
How will it make me feel?
Nitrous Oxide will make you feel light headed and a bit tingly. Some patients say they feel a heaviness. But no matter how your body ends up feeling, you will be carefree, relaxed, and calm for your treatment. The sedative doesn’t last long after the mask is taken off, so you should be fine to drive after your appointment.
We understand that it can be a bit nerve-wracking to get your teeth worked on, but we do our best to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. With the help of nitrous oxide, you will love visiting with Dr. John Cloud! If you have some questions about dental sedation in Little Rock, Arkansas, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at 501-868-3800.