Nitrous Oxide Specialist

Comfort Care Dental -  - Dentistry

Comfort Care Dental

Dentistry located in Sherman Oaks, CA & Glendale, CA

If you feel nervous or uncomfortable at the dentist, you’ll be glad to know that the team at Comfort Care Dental offers nitrous oxide at their offices in Sherman Oaks and Glendale, California. Tom Shanakian, DDS, Robert Tingilian, DDS, and the dedicated team use this safe sedative to help you feel relaxed each time you visit them. If you’d like help feeling calm at the dentist, call the Comfort Care Dental office nearest you or make your appointment online today.

Nitrous Oxide Q & A

What is nitrous oxide?

You might know nitrous oxide by another name: laughing gas. It’s a perfectly safe gas that your Comfort Care Dental dentist can use while you get routine cleanings and exams or more involved procedures. Their goal in making nitrous oxide available is to help patients of all ages feel comfortable at the dentist’s office. They hope that, in turn, this helps people visit the dentist more regularly so they can enjoy a lifetime of good oral health and hygiene. 

How does nitrous oxide work?

When you choose nitrous oxide, you wear a comfortable, minimal mask over your nose and mouth. Your Comfort Care Dental dentist feeds a carefully controlled blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide through the mask. As you breathe normally, you inhale the right amount of nitrous oxide to help you relax within just a few minutes. Most patients don’t fall asleep under nitrous oxide, but you may feel so calm that you drift off. 

Most people say the nitrous oxide makes them feel soothed and happy. You might experience some tingling in your extremities or light-headedness, which usually wears off within a few minutes. You’ll still be aware of what’s going on in the room and able to respond to any direction from your dentist. 

As soon as you remove the mask, the nitrous oxide starts to wear off within minutes. In fact, you can still drive yourself home from your appointment after choosing nitrous oxide.  

Who should get nitrous oxide?

Many people choose nitrous oxide when they’re dreading a major dental procedure like a root canal or the placement of a dental implant. But you don’t have to wait to try nitrous oxide for yourself. 

If you always feel anxious at the dentist, ask your Comfort Care Dental provider about this safe, mild sedative. They can use it during your routine teeth cleanings and exams to help you feel calm and comfortable each time you visit their office. 

You shouldn’t have to dread going to the dentist, nor should you put it off, which compromises your oral health. Don’t wait to ask your Comfort Care Dental provider how nitrous oxide can improve your experience while in the dentist’s chair. Call either of the offices or schedule a nitrous oxide consultation online today.