Category: Sedation Dentistry

Is Nitrous Oxide Right For You?

Nitrous oxide, popularly known as “laughing gas,” was discovered in the late 18th century and while the discoverer, Joseph Priestly, had hoped for his discovery to be used in medical applications, it was primarily used by wealthy young people as a form of entertainment. However, by the mid-19th century, nitrous oxide was used in conjunction… Read more »

Nitrous Oxide: True or False Quiz

A trip to the dentist can cause you to feel uneasy no matter the reason for your visit. Some patients feel nervous as the result of certain procedures. Others simply suffer from anxiety just by thinking about dental care. While we are always sorry to learn a patient has had a traumatic experience with dental… Read more »

Your Questions About Nitrous Oxide: Answered

Have you been feeling nervous about your upcoming dental treatment? If so, we want to make sure you know that you are not alone. In fact, you are nowhere near being on your own in your feelings. There are actually millions of people who hesitate to schedule dental care because of dental anxiety. Whether you… Read more »

Understanding Dental Sedation

While there are almost innumerable reasons why you should visit your dentist, there are also several reasons why many people don’t. Among them is a substantial level of fear or anxiety associated with dental offices and/or dental care. If you rarely visit your dentist due to dental fear or phobia, or if you hesitate to… Read more »

Laughing Gas Eases Anxiety During Dental Procedures

For some patients, laughing gas can ease the anxiety associated with dental procedures. Varying levels of anxiety can occur if a patient is in pain or is remembering bad experiences from the past.  Either way, it can make a trip to the dentist a stressful event. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a… Read more »

Why use Laughing Gas?

You are probably familiar with the idea of using laughing gas to calm you down during a dental appointment. This substance is safe to use for most patients, and it can be used during a variety of procedures to ensure that you remain comfortable. In addition, it is helpful for younger patients as it can… Read more »