Our goal at Twickenham Family Dentistry is to provide the kind of gentle, comfortable care that eliminates the need for sedation. But we are always happy to offer mild nitrous oxide sedation for our Huntsville, AL patients who want to relax completely during their procedure.
Nitrous oxide is a safe gas that’s mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small nasal mask. As you do, you’ll start to feel a wave of relaxation and a comforting sense of well-being. You won’t go to sleep, and you will be conscious enough to communicate with your dental care team. We will monitor you carefully and adjust the mixture as needed to keep you comfortable.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Our busy patients appreciate nitrous oxide because they know they'll leave our Huntsville dental office feeling refreshed and ready to get back to their busy day. That’s because we only administer nitrous oxide for the duration of your procedure. When Dr. Cook completes with your treatment, we switch the mixture to pure oxygen that you inhale as the effects quickly dissipate.
Nitrous oxide is perfect if you have dental anxiety or have a lengthy procedure planned. It’s also safe and mild and very useful for children who can’t sit still in the dental chair.
If you think nitrous oxide could benefit you at your next appointment, please call our Huntsville dental office to let us know.