Dr. Maegan Elam of Bedford, Texas, regularly sees patients who need dental work but need help eliminating dental anxiety. This is why she offers laughing gas sedation as just one of her sedative options for patients seeking a dentist with sedation dentistry solutions. If you are searching for painless dentistry near me, our team can help!
Better known as “nitrous oxide,” laughing gas is an odorless, colorless gas inhaled through the nose to provide almost instant relaxation for patients visiting Dr. Elam’s office. It has been used in medical settings for years as a safe and effective way to help patients manage pain and anxiety during dental and medical procedures. When inhaled, laughing gas produces a calming effect that helps reduce stress, improve mood, and elevate the patient’s overall sense of well-being. The effects last for as long as it is administered and can be reversed with the inhalation of oxygen. There are no lingering side effects.
Because it is odorless and colorless, it is also an ideal choice for those who are sensitive to smells or tastes associated with other types of sedatives. It is easy to administer safely since there is no swallowing involved. Plus, its rapid onset ensures that most people feel relaxed almost immediately after taking just a few breaths of the gas. It is best for eliminating dental anxieties for many of our patients, including both children and adults.
Nitrous oxide sedation is a wonderful way to put patients at ease for their dental appointments without the side effects associated with other sedation options, such as oral conscious sedation. Our practice offers both and can educate you on each to decide which is most appropriate for your level of anxiety. Call Maegan Elam, DDS & Associates of Bedford, TX, at (817) 241-3535 to request a consultation visit at 2221 Harwood Road and learn more!