Nitrous oxide has been used for decades to relax patients during their dental treatments. It is administered as a gas through the nose. Seconds after breathing in this gas, patients feel calm and at ease. They are completely conscious during their treatment, awake and coherent to answer questions and follow instructions. Nitrous oxide is also known as “laughing gas,” as many patients feel extremely relaxed and sometimes even giddy while in the dentist’s chair. Patients describe the feeling as similar to the feeling after drinking a few glasses of wine.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Some patients need extra courage just to get to the dental practice for their appointment, while also being relaxed during their procedures. Oral conscious sedation is oral medication administered before the patient leaves his or her home. They are transported to and from the dental appointment, and they arrive with no worries. They are conscious and able to follow instructions, and are not put “under.” Patients are taken home after their treatment to rest, and will wake up with no recollection of their treatment—just a beautiful smile!
Dr. Cobb uses FDA-approved medications for oral conscious sedation, and has years of experience using sedation to help patients get the care they need. He may use one or both methods to help patients relax, but not until he has built a positive relationship with his patients. He provides quality treatments and he has been doing so for over 40 years. He believes that serving his patients is top priority, and he goes out of his way to ensure that patients get the treatments they need and desire from someone they trust.
If you have been considering sedation dentistry for your dental treatments, do not hesitate to contact the team at Alex Bell Dental in Centerville, OH to seek the assistance of Dr. Cobb and his staff.
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