Sedation Dentistry in Bangor, ME
We know that some people are fearful of going to the dentist, but we promise that we’re only here to help! If you’ve been having a dental health issue, don’t avoid treatment out of fear. At Maine Family Dental Practice, we can keep you both healthy and comfortable using nitrous oxide sedation methods. With the effects of nitrous oxide, going to the dentist might be the most relaxing thing you do all day!
What Is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is safe to inhale. You’ll be given a mask that goes over your nose so that you can breathe in nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen. This mixture is also commonly known as “laughing gas” because it often creates a feeling of giddiness.
Nitrous oxide does not “put you to sleep.” It produces a mild sedative effect. You will still be aware of what is going on around you while under the effects of nitrous oxide, and you will still be able to communicate with your dentist. You will become relaxed, and you’ll experience no pain while we perform your necessary dental procedure.
Nitrous oxide is a trusted anesthetic that has been used during medical and dental procedures for over a century. It can even be administered to children in most cases.
Our staff is trained to safely and skillfully use nitrous oxide to guide you calmly through your dental procedure.
Better Health Through No-Fear Dentistry
If you’ve been avoiding the dentist out of fear, it’s important to note that unaddressed dental health issues can have serious consequences.
For example, periodontitis is a chronic infection of the gum tissue that is highly prevalent among adults in the United States. Unfortunately, many cases of gum disease go untreated – partially due to fear of dental procedures.
The really scary thing is that untreated periodontal disease can lead to major illness like pancreatic cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
The link between oral health care and your overall well-being has been strongly established. If you’re concerned about an oral health problem, we recommend that you schedule a consultation as soon as possible. There’s no need to avoid treatment with painless nitrous oxide dentistry.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Don’t wait any longer to improve your dental health!
Contact our office at 207-947-1166 to make an appointment with Dr. Travis Buxton at our Bangor, Maine, dental office. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have about the use of nitrous oxide.
Remember to tell your dentist all about your medical history. You may also want to bring a list of any medications that you’re currently taking. This is important information to consider when determining if nitrous oxide is an appropriate treatment option.