Laughing gas- for a dental treatment without anxiety
Perfect teeth are becoming more and more important nowadays. Having bright, even teeth, without any gaps, is not just an option any more - it's becoming a must. Our personal well-being, our self-esteem and the way we affect our surroundings - professional as well as private - are very strongly influenced by the aesthetic appearance of our teeth. To be able to meet this demand for perfect teeth, we dentists, can choose from a great variety of methods, provided by modern dentistry. For many people, however, a visit to the dentist is still an unpleasant and daunting experience. Others, deterred from a time consuming dental procedure, postpone treatments that are already long overdue. There could be different reasons for this so called ‘dentophobia', the most common being uncertainty, negative experiences and insufficient knowledge. We treat our patients' needs and desires with the utmost delicacy this matter requires. We are working hard to create a relaxed and quiet atmosphere, in which you, as patient can feel safe and in good hands at all times. Before, during and after the treatment, you are made aware of every single step of the process. Furthermore, every treatment in our practice is available under laughing gas sedation, using state-of-the-art technology and performed by highly qualified personnel.
Laughing gas sedation is such, that deep relaxation can be achieved maintaining full consciousness by means of Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas). Inhalation sedation helps you relax, relieves the pain and is also very effective in minimising gagging. Through a small nasal mask, you breathe in a mixture of pure oxygen and Nitrous Oxide. It will help you relax during the treatment and reduce your anxiety. This method has also proven to be very effective during long treatments, for example dental restorations. During laughing gas sedation you remain fully conscious and in total control of all bodily functions. By reducing the level of anxiety, inhalation sedation also strongly reduces your sensitivity to pain. The combination of modern medical technologies and the properties of laughing gas make this method one of the safest means of sedation in dentistry. There are practically no major side effects - some patients experience a light tingling sensation in their hands and feet, flushing, euphoria, lightness or heaviness during laughing gas sedation. The effect of sedation diminishes within five minutes and you can leave the practice with no need of assistance. It is however recommended that you do not drive. We are always happy to go into further details regarding laughing gas treatment in view of your personal needs. Do not hesitate to contact us.