For some patients, visiting the dentist is a scary and stressful experience. In fact, dental anxiety prevents up to 20% of people from getting the treatment they need to maintain a healthy smile.
If you suffer from this condition, Dr. Poovey offers nitrous oxide sedation to help you relax in the dental chair.
Nitrous oxide, often referred to as laughing gas, is the most common form of dental sedation. It’s administered through a small mask that we place over your nose, and you’ll feel the effects within moments of breathing it in.
Nitrous oxide sends a wave of relaxation and euphoria through your body, helping you stay calm and comfortable throughout your treatment. Some patients start to laugh or smile as it’s taking effect, which is how it earned the nickname laughing gas.
You’ll remain conscious under nitrous oxide sedation, though you won’t remember your treatment later. The effects can be reversed in seconds, allowing you to recover quickly and drive yourself home from our office.
If you’re interested in sedation for your procedure, contact our practice in Grand Junction and schedule a consultation with Dr. Poovey. He’ll answer all your questions and address any other concerns you may have.
Don’t let anxiety compromise your oral health — thanks to nitrous oxide, you can finally relax in the dental chair.
Dr. John P. Poovey
2412 Patterson Road #7
Grand Junction, CO
Monday: 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM - 5PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM - 5PM
Thursday: 7:30AM - 5PM
Friday: 7:30AM - 4:30PM