Most people experience a certain amount of anxiety during a trip to the dentist or doctor. But for some dental patients, that anxiety can be overwhelming to the point that they may actually postpone their visit or cancel it altogether. Regular trips to your dentist are an absolute necessity to maintain your oral health, which is why Live Oak Family Dental Care offers sedation dentistry for our patients from throughout the Leander, TX.
What We Offer
We want to make our patients as comfortable as possible during their visit to our office. For that reason, we offer nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) as an effective form of sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide leaves patients
in a very relaxed state. Although they remain awake during the entire visit, they will typically feel very at ease and anxiety-free. Nitrous oxide also makes patients feel slightly giddy, which is how the substance earned its nickname.
The effects wear off very quickly, so patients are able to drive themselves home after their appointment.
How Sedation Dentistry Can Help You
If you feel extremely nervous about visiting the dentist, nitrous oxide can help. The more at ease you feel during your appointment, the more likely you are to keep future appointments. And the more regularly you visit the dentist
not only for restorative or cosmetic procedures, but also for preventive care the better your chances are to maintain your good oral health. Nitrous oxide has been used by dentists for many years. It has been proven to be completely
safe and effective. An added benefit is the fact that it wears off quickly, so you can easily drive yourself home after the appointment.