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Unfortunately, the word, “Dentist,” is not always something that people want to hear. In fact, when you mention Dentist, most people would rather be tied down to a railroad track than have to endure a dentist’s drill, but thanks to the caring staff from your Westlake Dentist, you can take care of those dental issues that you have been putting off for weeks, months or even years.

When it comes to Sedation Dentistry, you can count on Westlake Smile Design to put you at ease whether you are seeing your Dentist in Westlake for a regular check-up or are in need of a root canal.

Your Dentist in Westlake uses Nitrous Oxide, more commonly known as, “Laughing Gas,” to help put you at ease. In fact, Nitrous Oxide is used by more than 35 percent of dentists all across the United States.  

Nearly 75 percent of the population in America suffers from Dental Anxiety or Dental Phobia. In fact, some people will avoid their Westlake Dentist at all costs even if they are in pain. Avoiding the Dentist in Westlake can have serious ramifications, especially if you have an abscessed tooth. An abscess is an infection that can spread if left untreated. Abscesses are so dangerous that they can sometimes lead to death.

Thanks to your Westlake Dentist, you can conquer your fears of the Dentist without having to be in therapy for years with the help of Sedation Dentistry.

When using Nitrous Oxide, your Dentist in Westlake will place a rubber inhaler over your nose adjusting it until you are comfortable. Once placed, you will be breathing oxygen. Signs and symptoms that the, “Laughing Gas,” is working include a feeling of lightheadedness, which will gradually make you feel warm all over. Most patients describe Nitrous Oxide as a humming or vibrating sensation. Numbness in the hands and fingers is also quite normal. Once your Westlake Dentist has concluded your treatment, you will be administered 100 percent oxygen for about five minutes, or until you feel like yourself again.  

Nitrous Oxide is also used for patients who have physical disabilities, strong gagging reflexes, require major or excessive dental treatments, or have a low tolerance for pain.

If you have been avoiding a trip to your Dentist in Westlake like the plague, schedule an appointment today for Sedation Dentistry. After all, those cavities are not going to go away by themselves. 

October 31, 2013 | Uncategorized Back to Blog

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