Many patients have had traumatic experiences in dentistry or have other anxieties about their treatment. At TruDental Spokane, Truman Nielsen, DMD strives to meet your individual comfort needs. For our patients with anxiety, sedation dentistry may be the answer. We offer both laughing gas and oral (conscious) sedation as options for our patients.
Laughing gas is a safe and effective sedative agent that will help you relax. It is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose.
Laughing gas is one option we may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions we may have. Truman Nielsen, DMD will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the laughing gas. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of laughing gas wear off soon after the mask is removed. Talk to us about whether laughing gas would be a good option for you at your next appointment.
We are proud to offer IV Sedation that is administered by a licensed dental anesthesiologist. We have a third party group (Apex Anesthesia) that comes in for these sedation cases.
For more information about dental sedation at TruDental Spokane - Truman Nielsen, DMD, please contact our office today at (509) 593-3033!