Sedation Dentistry: Making a Visit to the Dentist Less Scary and More Relaxing

October 29, 2014

76132811In this season of frightening ghosts and goblins, thoughts of scary things come naturally to mind. For many people, one of those is a trip to the dentist. But the thought of dental work doesn’t need to be scary if you know that your dentist has sedation dentistry. Dr. Deborah Romack and Dr. Garrett Mulkey of Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Weatherford, TX, offer free nitrous oxide for patients who need a little help getting comfortable in the dentist’s chair.

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is typically mixed with oxygen and administered through a nose mask during dental procedures. Within a matter of seconds, you’re whole body will feel relaxed and your mind will be at ease. This does not mean, however, that you will be asleep or unconscious. To the contrary, sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide leaves patients awake and able to communicate with the dentist and team during most procedures. Moreover, Dr. Romack or Dr. Mulkey and their assistants are always at your side administering the nitrous oxide to make sure you are receiving just the right amount of gas.

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry with Nitrous Oxide

Of course, the primary benefit is that once you are inhaling the nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture, our dentists can attend to your dental needs while you are comfortably relaxed. Secondly, there is no “hangover” effect with nitrous oxide. Once the mask is removed and you are no longer breathing the gas, the effects wear off quickly and the gas is eliminated from the body in only three to five minutes. You can drive after your appointment and go about your day. Finally, when you are relaxed and your mind is at ease, the healing time of your dental work is decreased because you’ve not had any stress, which commonly makes healing time longer.

Call Our Office Today

There’s no need to be frightened of the dentist. Schedule an appointment today for sedation dentistry at Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Weatherford, TX. Dr. Romack and Dr. Mulkey also serve patients in Mineral Wells, Benbrook, Azle, White Settlement and Saginaw.

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