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Sedation Dentistry – Tyler, TX

Dental Care Without the Stress

Does going to the dentist make you feel nervous or maybe even terrified? If so, then you’re far from alone! Fortunately, Dr. Stansbury and our team are able to help even our most anxious patients enjoy a relaxing dental experience thanks to sedation dentistry. These safe and proven techniques can help calm unwanted thoughts and protect you from discomfort all at the same time to make getting a healthy smile easier than ever. To learn more about your options for sedation dentistry in Tyler, TX, contact us today.

Relaxed woman in dental chair during sedation dentistry visit

Why Choose Stansbury Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Patient with nitrous oxide dental sedation nasal mask

If you need just a little help to feel comfortable in the dental chair, then nitrous oxide is a gentle form of sedation that has been used for well over 100 years. A patient simply breathes in the colorless, odorless gas through a small nasal mask, and within minutes, they feel a complete sense of relaxation flow through their body. Once a procedure is over and the mask is removed, the effects of the gas wear off very quickly, allowing a patient to go straight back to their day without any lasting drowsiness. Read on to learn what you can expect from nitrous oxide sedation in Tyler.

Who’s a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

a man in Tyler experiencing dental anxiety

People who tend to feel uncomfortable or scared when visiting the dentist can greatly benefit from nitrous oxide sedation. This form of dentistry is typically reserved for patients who struggle with:

  • Dental phobia
  • Feeling the effects of local anesthesia
  • Sitting still for a long time
  • A fear of needles or dental tools
  • Sensitive teeth
  • An overactive gag reflex

Should you experience any of these symptoms or have some other reason that you can benefit from this sedation method, feel free to inform our team. We’ll want to do everything we can to ensure you have a more pleasant experience while receiving the dental care you need.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

a patient undergoing nitrous oxide sedation in Tyler

At the start of your visit, we’ll administer nitrous oxide via a nasal mask placed over your nose so you can easily breathe it in. Our trained professionals will adjust the flow of oxygen and nitrous oxide gas as necessary to ensure you’re safe and comfortable. After a few minutes, you should start to feel slightly euphoric, relaxed, tingly, and even giggly—hence the nickname “laughing gas.”

Once we’ve confirmed that you’re calm and the effects have kicked in, we can start your procedure. After we’ve finished, we’ll simply remove the mask and turn the gas off. As quickly as the effects set in, you should begin to feel back to normal within the same amount of time.

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide

a woman smiling after undergoing nitrous oxide sedation

Since the relaxing effects of nitrous oxide don’t linger for very long, you won’t require anyone to drive you to and from your dental visit. We’ll have you wait a couple of minutes until you feel like yourself again, and then you’ll be free to go and resume your daily activities. Make sure to follow any aftercare instructions we provide after the treatment you’ve received, that way you have a smoother recovery and/or successful results.

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