Superior Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Dental Procedures with Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Bowie, MD

Dental anxiety is a very real concern for many patients. It may make patients feel stressed during a dental visit or even cause them to delay essential dental treatment because of this fear, to the detriment of their oral health.  There is a solution—nitrous oxide sedation.

Our dentists use nitrous oxide sedation as a safe and effective way to reduce pain and anxiety during dental procedures in both children and adults.

How Does This Work?

Nitrous oxide, N2O, commonly known as laughing gas, is a quick-acting, mild sedative agent popular with American dental care providers.

Patients receive nitrous oxide by inhalation through a tube. It is attached to a small mask that fits over the nose. The tube delivers a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen, and the effects of nitrous oxide include sensations of well-being, relaxation, and calm.

Unlike deep sedation and general anesthesia, when a patient receives nitrous oxide sedation, they are fully conscious with a minimal sedation effect. The dentist can adjust the level of sedation by controlling the flow of nitrous oxide.

Usually, the mildly sedative and euphoric effect of nitrous oxide wears off a few minutes after the patient takes off the mask. Following a brief observation period, the patient can resume a normal daily routine.

Superior Cosmetic & Family Dentistry: Dental Care with Nitrous Oxide Conscious Sedation in Bowie, MD

Do you think you might be suffering from dental anxiety? Explore your options for stress-free, compassionate dental care at Superior Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, our family-owned dental clinic in Bowie, MD.

Our dentists provide excellent local dental care to patients of all ages, with the goal of minimizing discomfort and obtaining optimal results. The team provides excellent care and long-term oral health for you and your family. Call us at (301) 464-2323 today.