Sometimes people have a phobia of the dentist, or experience anxiety during dental procedures. If you have a hard time getting through a dental procedure because of fear of anxiety, you can relax — Dr. Maria Ana Marcelo offers nitrous oxide, and it’s something that could help put you at ease.
Giving an especially nervous dental patient a little nitrous oxide helps to minimize any anxiety during their dental visit. We administer it, and you begin to enter a state of dreamy sleepiness. Nitrous oxide is a popular option to relieve anxiety during dental procedures.
After taking nitrous oxide, you do not care what is happening around you. It feels like you are experiencing something very pleasant – even funny! – and you will be in a state of contented happiness.
Almost any adult, teenager or child is a candidate for nitrous oxide. It’s particularly useful for people with a fear of dental visits, people with a history of anxiety/panicking, or mentally-handicapped patients. But it's also preferred by people who would simply rather not be fully "aware" during a procedure.
You are allowed to go home following the procedure, but cannot drive for the rest of the day — and must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The nitrous oxide wears off very quickly, but could leave you feeling unsteady for the first few hours.
Contact Dr. Maria Ana Marcelo today for more information about nitrous oxide.