Sedation Dentistry: Laughing Gas

There is no doubt that for some patients dental care can be very intimidating and uncomfortable. Even the most experienced of patients feel anxiety every now and again, and one of the most common instances when patients get nervous is when they have cavities filled or when they have to have surgical procedures done in our office. Don’t worry; this is perfectly normal. There is no need to feel embarrassed or awkward, we’re completely used to people that have never had certain procedures done experiencing discomfort or anxiety, and because of that, we want to help. Rather than exacerbating stress, here at Yorkshire Family Dentistry, we recognize that this can be a very stressful process.

Because of that, we want to ensure that we do whatever possible to make you feel comfortable. And one of our strategies to accomplish that goal is providing our patients with access to laughing gas. Laughing gas works because it affects the patient’s neurochemistry very quickly, resulting in immediate positive effects. If you’ve never had it before, it essentially relaxes you and calms you down. Because patients often feel silly and at ease when on laughing gas, it’s not uncommon to laugh and overreact to goofy things, hence the name.

One of the great aspects about Laughing Gas is the fact that it’s safe for people of all ages. Whether you’re a senior or a child, if you’re anxious about your dental procedure, laughing gas can make a great difference for you.

So next time you come into the offices here at Yorkshire Family Dentistry located at 3212 Hampton Hwy., Yorktown, VA 23693, and you’d prefer to feel relaxed and calm for your procedure, just ask for laughing gas.