Houston dentist offers painless dentistry to ease patients’ anxieties
At Vivid Dental, we want our patients to feel comfortable and at ease in the office. We offer compassionate, quality, personalized care. For patients who are anxious about visiting the dentist, we offer painless dentistry and nitrous oxide or distraction techniques to calm patients’ nerves.
It is estimated that 9 to 15 percent of Americans avoid going to the dentist due to fear. At Vivid Dental, we want your visit to be a positive one, so we strive to provide services in a calming atmosphere to alleviate your stress. Each member of our staff is considerate and respectful of our patients’ needs.
Nitrous oxide in dentistry
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is an odorless gas used to relieve anxiety. Patients breathe the treatment in through a small mask placed over the nose. The gas quickly takes effect giving the patient a feeling of calmness and reduced pain perception. The dentist can control the amount of sedative the patient receives. Once the treatment ends, the gas is stopped and oxygen is given to remove the nitrous oxide from the lungs, helping it wear off quickly. Patients can resume normal activities following the treatment, meaning they can drive themselves to and from the appointment. No need to make transportation arrangements.
Benefits of nitrous oxide as used in dentistry include:
- It is inhaled, so it is a good option for patients who have a fear of needles.
- As a gas, it reaches the brain and is effective quickly.
- Nitrous oxide can be used with children and adults.
- The dentist controls the gas throughout the procedure, ensuring patients are receiving the optimal level of sedation.
Don’t let anxieties stand in the way of a healthy smile. Ask about painless dentistry. Contact Vivid Dental where we create Vivid smiles. (281) 809 4902