In our office, we administer nitrous oxide to enhance patient comfort and relieve anxiety for patients of all ages. Laughing gas is an integral part of sedation dentistry After you're comfortably seated in the dental chair, you'll inhale the gas (a nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture) through a face mask. We will control the amount of nitrous oxide you receive to ensure your safety. You will begin to relax and will not recognize pain, so the dentist can perform your dental work while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide subside once we remove your mask, so if nitrous oxide is the only anesthesia you receive, you will be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and can continue your daily activities as normal.
At Crystal Lake Dental Associates, we offer many options to help you relax. Besides nitrous oxide, we offer oral sedation, pillows, blankets, hot hand wax, TV intreatment rooms, CDs with headphones, a DVD player with movie glasses and more. Dr. Neal know some patients fear getting numb and he utilizes a special super topical numbing agent along with The Wand ( a comfortable computerized anesthetic delivery system) as well as a special super comfortable anesthetic solution. these are just a few of the ways we strive to provide gentle dental care.