Laughing gas sedation at the dentist
About a quarter of the Dutch population is afraid of the dentist. Partly because of this fear, it may be that you have not been to the dentist for years. This can lead to increased dental problems. These dental problems can have other unpleasant consequences. Do you recognize yourself in this? Then you can opt for a treatment under nitrous oxide sedation together with DentalZorg.
We understand that dental care should be accessible to everyone, including anxious patients. But the fear may cause you to delay this concern. DentalZorg and our team of practitioners see it as an important task to help patients with extreme fear of the dentist and the resulting treatment delay with a targeted approach. Laughing gas sedation can be the solution to continue the dental treatment. This allows you to undergo the treatment with more peace of mind.
DentalZorg would like to offer you a complete package of dental care and services. With us you have the advantage that we offer almost all dental treatments under one roof. This allows multiple treatments to take place during one visit and you know from the start where you stand and what to expect. Another advantage is that we regard our patients as a low-threshold and very accessible dental practice.
How does a treatment under laughing gas sedation work at the dentist?
The scientific name for nitrous oxide is nitrous oxide (N2O). The laughing gas we use is mixed with oxygen. Inhaling the gas relaxes the body and mind and therefore has a calming effect. One of the misconceptions about nitrous oxide is that the patient is put to sleep. This is not the case, as the patient remains awake during the procedure. During the treatments you may feel a little light-headed and/or experience a floating feeling.
Consequences of fear
Fear of the dentist often results in deteriorating oral health and general health. The effects are often serious. At a later stage this leads to bigger problems with serious consequences for the mouth, the general health and the psychosocial situation of the patient. The extraction of teeth in combination with dentures are often the only options and that can be a radical treatment. We encounter this every day.
Our goal is to overcome your fear of the dentist
Fortunately, most patients introduced to DentalZorg can be treated without nitrous oxide sedation. A treatment under nitrous oxide does not ensure that the fear disappears or will disappear completely. It is one of the means to ensure that you can undergo the treatment as well as possible.
Our aim is to be able to treat you in the normal way. Is the fear too great and is treatment with laughing gas necessary? Then our dentists will perform the treatment with laughing gas. They will do everything they can to make you feel at ease and to experience the treatment as comfortable as possible.