Nitrous Oxide Dentistry in Lakewood Ranch, FL

Because comfort matters.

Nitrous Oxide

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.

Sometimes called “laughing gas,” Nitrous Oxide is a safe and comfortable option to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. 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 at ease. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.

When Is Nitrous Oxide Recommended?

  • To treat a 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

If you have a dental procedure coming and have questions about sedation methods, including nitrous oxide, talk to your dentist at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch. Call us at 941-216-3803.

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Gentle Professional Cleaning

People over the age of four or five should visit their dentist for a professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year. To maintain oral health, it is very important that you stay current on the condition of your teeth so that if problems are detected, they can be treated early to avoid developing more serious issues.

At Smiles at Lakewood Ranch, we provide comfortable, gentle teeth cleanings, specifically to detect, deter and prevent gum disease. If we find a cause for concern, we may recommend a deep gum cleaning to remove tartar below the gum line, smooth out surfaces where plaque builds up and eliminate bacterial infection.

IV Sedation

Many people put off visiting the dentist due to apprehension and fear, neglecting important dental work in the process. Prior to your treatment, you'll receive medication through an intravenous line. This will place you in a calm, relaxed state. IV sedation places the patient in a deep level of sedation - you will not be able to communicate during the procedure.

Dermal Fillers

Nitrous Oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. 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. You won't fall asleep; instead, the Nitrous Oxide simply puts you at ease and eliminates any anxiety you may normally experience.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation dentistry is a medical procedure involving the administration of oral sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a dental procedure and reduce patients' fear and anxiety. If you're afraid, anxious, or apprehensive, let your dentist at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch know; he or she will choose the right form of dental sedation for you. Call us at 941-216-3803 for an appointment.

Sedation Dentistry

Are you apprehensive about going to the dentist? Have you put off dental care because of dental anxieties?

You're not alone. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, approximately 40 million Americans avoid visiting the dentist because of fear and anxiety. Our team at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch is here to help you overcome your anxiety and regain your confidence. Our personalized approach offers several ways to assist you in receiving treatment while remaining relaxed.

You deserve to smile big and laugh around friends and family. 

 

A Beautiful Smile Restored!

In this Smiles at Lakewood Ranch case study, our patient Rosetta explains how she had an accident and broke her front tooth. Another dentist told her some bad news and, wow, is she glad she came to the experts at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch instead!

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