For many patients, anxiety about dental procedures can become a barrier to dental health – they put off dental examinations or treatments or avoid them completely, with potentially serious consequences. Dr. Colette Boileau understands these deep seated fears.
Fortunately, modern dentistry allows us to offer a variety of new techniques to suit our patients’ individual needs. Even those who struggle with anxiety or gag reflexes can receive the dental treatment required for comfort, beauty and overall health.
Nitrous Oxide, also called laughing gas, has been used effectively in dental treatment for decades. Delivery is simple: it is inhaled through the nose throughout the dental procedure. It’s a mild sedative that elevates mood, reduces anxiety and numbs pain. It works remarkably well in children.
If anxiety is preventing you from maintaining a healthy dental treatment routine, talk with us today to learn more about your options.