Our Teeth Cleaning Guide
Good oral hygiene is not just important for your smile, but for your overall health as well. Professional teeth cleanings help you achieve a brighter smile and improve or maintain your overall health. During teeth cleaning, the dentist removes plaque, stains and tartar that have gathered on the surface of the teeth. Though daily brushing and flossing can considerably help to reduce tartar, only a professional teeth cleaning session can maximize your oral hygiene health.Read more about Our Teeth Cleaning Guide
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. This helps you relax during your treatment.
Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Indications for Nitrous Oxide
- Mildly apprehensive patient
- A frightened child
- To reduce awareness of time and fatigue
- To reduce dental stress
- To control gagging
- When requested by the patient
Talk to your dentist at Dental Village about whether nitrous oxide might be a good option for you. Call us at 520-722-1212.