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Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Park City, UT

Stress-Free Appointments for Patients with Dental Anxiety

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Do you or someone you love fear going to the dentist? Does the thought of a dentist’s chair cause you to start sweating? This is a common response, as millions of people struggle with some form of dental anxiety. Fortunately, at Park City Dentistry, Dr. Cody Calderwood has a solution that will not only put you at ease but also keep you from feeling any pain during your treatment or procedure – nitrous oxide sedation. As a nitrous oxide dentist, he and his team are equipped and trained to deliver this safe and effective method of sedation to both children and adults. If you want to learn more about this revolutionary technique, contact us today.

Why Choose Park City Dentistry for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

  • Available for any type of procedure
  • Great solution for both children and adults
  • Highly-trained and experienced dental team

Who Is A Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

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One of the great aspects of nitrous oxide is that it is safe for children and adults. People with dental anxiety can benefit from this type of sedation because of its ability to quickly take effect. If you struggle with dental anxiety, it may be that you have:

  • A fear of needles
  • Difficulty controlling your movement
  • A previous dental experience that was traumatic
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Difficulty with numbing agents

However, if you are not anxious about seeing a dentist but are preparing for a procedure, Dr. Calderwood will need to evaluate your oral and overall health history to make sure it is safe to use nitrous oxide, which is also referred to as laughing gas in Park City.

A few reasons why you may be ineligible to receive nitrous oxide include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Sinus congestion
  • Respiratory disease
  • If you are taking certain medications

What Can You Expect During Your Procedure?

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The process to receive nitrous oxide is quite simple. When you arrive, Dr. Calderwood will place a small nasal mask over your nose and turn on the gas. Within minutes of inhaling it, you will start to feel relaxed and maybe even light-headed. It’s normal to feel some tingling in your arms and legs, so do not be alarmed.

Once he sees that you are in a comfortable state, he will begin the procedure. As soon as he is finished, the mask will be removed, and gas turned off. Soon after the removal, you will notice the effects beginning to wear off, allowing you to safely leave without someone escorting you back home.

The benefits of nitrous oxide are many, some of which include:

  • No lasting drowsiness
  • The effects of the gas wear off quickly
  • You will not need someone to drop you off and pick you up from your appointment
  • Your ability to remain aware while feeling completely relaxed

Tips for Recovery After Your Procedure

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Nitrous oxide sedation doesn’t require much of a recovery period at all because of how fast the effects wear off. While it will be necessary for you to remain seated until you are fully cognizant and free of the feeling provided with the nitrous oxide, you will be cleared to return to work, school, or home and resume normal activity.