The next time you visit your dentist in Baton Rouge and you feel somewhat apprehensive or just a little nervous about the procedure, request nitrous oxide as a mild sedation to make you feel more relaxed. Some people refer to nitrous oxide as laughing gas, but I have never experienced laughter when my dentist administered the gas before giving me the shot to deaden the area needing work.
Many people myself included have a phobia of shots especially in the mouth. To relieve this type of anxiety, the dentist will place a mask or nasal cannula over your nostrils and you will inhale the nitrous oxide. In a few minutes, you will feel more relaxed and less anxious about the procedure. The dentist is able to regulate the amount of nitrous oxide that you receive so that you will experience more comfort as needed. The dentist usually administers 3 parts nitrous oxide and 7 parts oxygen.
One great aspect of using nitrous oxide is that the effect is temporary with no side effects. You will be able to drive yourself home after the procedure. The gas is strong enough to relieve the anxiety that you experience while at a dental office, yet mild enough to have no effect when you leave the office. Discuss the use of nitrous oxide with you dentist Baton Rouge to determine if it is beneficial for you.