Our dentists and team are committed to providing you with a comfortable experience when you visit Jennings & Larson Family Dentistry. We understand that visiting the dentist is rarely anyone’s favorite thing to do and that many people feel anxious or uncomfortable during their appointments. We provide nitrous oxide to help you feel more relaxed so that you can receive the care you need.
Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is a mild sedative that works via inhalation. It consists of a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen and creates a relaxed sensation that allows you to overcome dental anxiety and fear so that you can receive treatment more easily. This is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that you will not fall asleep, though some patients report euphoric or “floating” sensations. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off shortly after you stop inhaling the gas, allowing you to drive yourself home safely.
Our dentists may recommend nitrous oxide if you suffer from dental anxiety, are worried about a treatment you are receiving, or dislike the sights and sounds of the dental office. We invite you to discuss your concerns with our dentists during your initial consultation so that we can make arrangements for nitrous oxide and take steps to ensure your comfort.
To learn more about the benefits of nitrous oxide in Fort Mohave, Arizona, and set up an appointment at Jennings & Larson Family Dentistry, call us today at 928-577-2533.