Are you one of the many people who suffer from severe dental anxiety? If so, our dentists can help to alleviate your struggles with sedation dentistry in San Antonio, Texas. Sedation dentistry is a simple, risk-free way to feel more relaxed during your dental appointments. There are many different kinds of sedation available do dental offices, but at Great White Dental, Dr. Alejandro Martinez and Dr. Sarah McMahan use nitrous oxide (N20) to assist their patients.
More commonly known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is breathed through your nose throughout your treatment to help you manage dental anxiety and fear and receive your treatment in comfort. The nitrous oxide creates a relaxing, somewhat euphoric sensation as you go through your dental treatment. After your dental procedure has been completed, our dentists will remove your nitrous oxide nose mask. After a few minutes, the nitrous oxide will wear off, returning you to full-lucidity. This form of sedation dentistry is very safe for our patients. Because the sedation wears off after a few minutes, you can safely and legally drive yourself home after your appointment.
If you become stressed or anxious during dental appointments, request an appointment, or call 210-853-5600 to ask about using nitrous oxide sedation dentistry during your next appointment. Dr. Martinez and Dr. McMahan look forward to working with you soon.