Nitrous Oxide

Sedation Dentistry

There’s a way to maintain total comfort during any dental procedure. Dr. Stubbs can give you a healthy, attractive smile without causing you anxiety.

We provide stress-free procedures every day at Creekside Endodontics. Sedation dentistry can allow you to get through your endodontic appointments, and even enjoy your time with us.

Dr. Stubbs provides the latest materials, techniques, and technology, along with sedation dentistry. We welcome you to our spalike practice for successful treatments and safe sedation.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a mild form of sedation dentistry. We are able to complete more dental work while you are sedated. You will be relaxed enough to tolerate a longer appointment.

Patients with dental anxiety shouldn’t have to suffer with pain or the symptoms of dental damage, or worry about the long-lasting consequences of avoiding dental work. Nitrous oxide gently soothes the patient and allows them to receive the dental work they need.

How is Nitrous Oxide Administered?

Nitrous oxide is administered as the patient inhales the gas, all while being carefully monitored by their dentist. The small mask fits comfortably over the nose, and can be adjusted whenever necessary.

Once your dosage is correct, and you feel comfortable, we can begin your procedure. When the procedure is over, the flow of nitrous oxide is stopped, and we will administer pure oxygen for a short period. Within minutes, you’ll be able to sit up and resume normal activities.

Can I Benefit from Nitrous Oxide?

Patients who can benefit from nitrous oxide include:

  • People with anxiety who tend to avoid the dental chair
  • Those with an overactive gag reflex
  • Patients with difficulty becoming numb
  • Those who need a complex or lengthy procedure

Come see us for a preliminary visit to Dr. Stubbs to find out if you are an eligible candidate for nitrous oxide or another sedation dentistry method. Schedule your appointment to learn more about dental sedation today!