Dr. Vidya Suri of Kings Dental in Garland, TX understands that a significant number of patients are fearful of visiting the dentist— even for regular check-ups and cleanings —and may avoid getting necessary dental work. For patients who are extremely anxious about dental practices or have had negative experiences in the past, our practice offers sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry allows Dr. Suri to provide patients with a calming treatment. Most patients can enjoy treatment without pain or needles, and few side effects. Many longer procedures can be done quickly and comfortably, and even patients who struggle with a strong gag reflex can benefit from sedation. It is an extremely popular way to get patients into the dental practice for the treatments and examinations necessary to maintain their dental health. Many patients benefit from a safe and effective calming method at Kings Dental: nitrous oxide sedation.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide, which has been referred to as “laughing gas,” is a mild sedative that is delivered through the nose in gas form. It is odorless and can elevate the mood within a few minutes of being administered to the patient. Patients are awake and coherent during their appointment, but they are relaxed and anxiety-free. Nitrous oxide can also be used to reduce pain during dental procedures. Nitrous oxide can be administered quickly and oxygen can be given to bring the patient back to their normal state. Patients can then drive back to work, home, or school after their appointment.