We use nitrous oxide in St. Augustine, Florida, because it is fast-acting and safe for almost all patients. Administered via a mask worn during your procedure, nitrous oxide does not have lasting effects on the body. This makes it perfect for most of the simple services provided by our periodontists. To receive nitrous oxide at your next visit to Dental Specialists of North Florida, call 904-794-1000! We want to make your time with Dr. John Thousand, Dr. Robert Thousand Jr., and Dr. Michael Romani as comfortable as possible.
Do you ever feel nervous about visiting the dentist? Does your upcoming treatment make you feel anxious? If so, you may benefit from nitrous oxide (N20) sedation at our office. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a nitrogen-oxygen mixture that you inhale through a nose mask during your treatment. As you breathe in the nitrous oxide, you will experience a relaxed or even euphoric sensation. Nitrous oxide can help you feel calm and at ease throughout your treatment. Nitrous oxide sedation is very safe: the effects will wear off within just a few minutes after we remove your nose mask, and you can legally and safely drive yourself home after your appointment.
Nitrous oxide is a good option for any of our patients who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia. If you feel anxious because you are receiving a treatment you have not experienced before, or if you simply dislike the sounds and sights of the dental office, we may recommend nitrous oxide to help you feel more relaxed. Be certain to discuss your concerns with our periodontists and team before your visit so we can help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. We invite you to contact us today to learn more!