At Willow Dental, we understand that some of our patients experience fear and anxiety while visiting the dentist. In fact, this is quite common: 40% of Canadians avoid the dentist due to fear, and this can be detrimental to their oral health.
If you have a fear and anxiety about going to the dentist, nitrous oxide sedation dentistry may be a great option for you – regardless of the procedure. In the simplest terms, nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is a gas that you breathe in that will help you to feel much more relaxed.
There are several different types of sedation, with nitrous oxide being the mildest. Nitrous oxide is a safe method to reduce your dental anxiety, and has been approved by all major dental associations, including the Canadian Dental Association. It has the added benefit of wearing off quickly.