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Can Nitrous Oxide Sedation Help Me Feel Relaxed During My Dental Visit?

Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Phoenix AZ area

One method of dental sedation available at Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, Arizona, is that of nitrous oxide sedation. Nitrous oxide sedation has become a popular solution for individuals who have mild to moderate dental anxiety. It can also be used in patients with special needs, concerns about their gag reflex, or spending extensive periods in the dental chair for complex procedures. Drs. Paul Nielson, Timothy Schmidt, and Jared Bishop of Life Smiles Dental Care can educate you on nitrous oxide’s advantages and help you better understand its place in the dental office. Sedation dentistry, or relaxation dentistry, is just an appointment away with our caring team of professionals ready to make your next visit a positive experience!

How does nitrous oxide sedation work?

Nitrous oxide sedation, also known to many as laughing gas, is both a safe and effective way of reducing dental anxiety during simple or complex dental services and procedures. During nitrous oxide sedation, you breathe in a mixture of both oxygen and nitrous oxide through a mask that fits over your nose. This gas is odorless and colorless and helps to relax your body and mind so that you can have the procedure done without feeling anxious or scared. Even those with mild anxieties may find that they are completely at ease and relaxed during everything from a dental cleaning to a complex full mouth rehabilitation treatment process.

Do I need nitrous oxide sedation?

Most patients associated nitrous oxide sedation with nervousness about visiting the dental chair. However, it has other benefits, too.  

  • Nitrous oxide sedation can help to reduce discomfort or pain associated with some procedures, making it ideal for those who may be especially sensitive.
  • Since nitrous oxide often wears off quickly after discontinuing the gas, you can resume your regular activities without any lingering effects.
  • Nitrous oxide can be used for patients with strong gag reflexes who might find spending time in the dental chair uncomfortable.
  • Patients with certain special needs may also benefit from nitrous oxide sedation. Those with autism, special needs, Down syndrome, or those who are extremely young can all receive the sedative to help them complete their dental treatment without worry or anxiety.
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Enjoy relaxation during your dental visit with Life Smiles Dental Care!

Sedation dentistry is one way we help our patients feel at ease when visiting our practice. If you are curious to find out if nitrous oxide sedation will help you with your dental anxiety and allow you to get necessary work done, we invite you to call (602) 786-5484 to schedule a consultation visit with Drs. Paul Nielson, Timothy Schmidt, and Jared Bishop. We are conveniently located in Phoenix, AZ, at 4611 East Shea Boulevard in Suite #250, and we can educate you on how to take care of your smile and do so without anxiety or phobias getting in the way! We welcome new and current patients into our office and serve those in and around the area of Phoenix.

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Dr. Paul Nielson, DDS, MAGD earned a zoology degree from Brigham Young University before completing dental studies at University of Washington, Seattle. He has practiced dentistry for over a decade, and has followed continuing education to exceed the state’s licensing requirements. He’s a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and holds membership in many professional associations. He’s especially interested in implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry; and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, DMD, FAGD studied in Utah and Oregon, before serving at University of Washington School of Dentistry as an affiliate instructor. Then he returned to Arizona to serve his local community. As a member of several prestigious dental organizations, he aims to provide comfortable treatments delivering natural-looking and long-lasting results. He aims to raise dental healthcare standards through ongoing education, new technologies and by listening to patients’ concerns.
Dr. Jared Bishop earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Utah, after which he completed his dental school training at Midwestern University in Glendale. Having completed a 1 year residency, Dr. Bishop was also honored to practice dentistry in the U.S. Army for 5 years. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Bishop keeps up with current dental technology, techniques, and materials to provide his patients with the highest standard of care.

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