Relax and Enjoy Your Visit
Sedation Dentistry in Bolingbrook
Whether you have dental anxiety or you’re simply looking to relax during your dental work, we offer laughing gas to keep you at ease and comfortable. We want every patient to have a stellar experience at our office, so if you think sedation will make your visit more enjoyable, let us know! Call us today to discuss the details and learn more about your options for sedation dentistry in Bolingbrook.
How it Works
Treatment with Laughing Gas
This form of sedation is our preferred method at Innova Family Dental. Laughing gas is also sometimes called “minimal inhaled sedation.” The treatment utilizes a special, comfortable nose mask and a steady flow of sedation that is inhaled through the mask. During your treatment, you’ll simply relax and breathe through the nose mask. The gas will reach your lungs and when it takes effect, you will feel calm and comfortable. Whether you’re anxious about coming to the dentist, afraid of numbing needles, or just want to relax during your procedure, laughing gas is an ideal option.
How it Feels
The Effects of Laughing Gas
Nitrous oxide has a number of different effects. It is an analgesic (pain reliever), so it helps reduce any sensations of pain, pressure, and discomfort that you may feel during your dental work. It also produces a sense of mild euphoria. You will feel happy and comfortable, and may even giggle or laugh during your appointment. It is also common to feel somewhat disconnected from your body
These effects do not last very long after your treatment has been completed. When we take off your nose mask after your procedure is complete, the effects of laughing gas wear off after about 5 minutes. You may feel some side effects like a headache or a stomachache, or mild dizziness. These side effects will wear off after just a few minutes, and they are very minor.
How it Helps
Benefits of Laughing Gas
Sedation helps you stay comfortable throughout a wide variety of dental procedures. From routine cleanings to more extensive treatments, sedation guarantees that you will feel more calm and comfortable, and it makes it easier to stay still for longer procedures. Laughing gas wears off very quickly and has few side effects. More powerful forms of sedation may last 4-6 hours or longer, interfering with your ability to get back to your daily routine. In contrast, laughing gas wears off after just a few minutes and you can drive yourself home or even go back to work after treatment.