Nitrous oxide, well known as "laughing gas," has been used for decades as a sedation dentistry technique. Dr. Craig Janssen is proudly known as the laughing gas dentist in Green Bay, WI because of his compassionate care with patients who suffer from dental fear and anxiety.
Dental Anxiety and Nitrous Oxide Sedation
The thought of going to the dentist can cause high levels of dental fear or anxiety in patients for several reasons. Some patients have an aversion to the sights, sounds, and smells of a dentist office. Other patients are afraid of needles or have past traumatic experiences that affect them. Still others have not been to see a dentist in a long while and feel embarrassed about their dental health.
Regardless of the reason for the dental fear and anxiety, Dr. Janssen and our team want to help! Dr. Janssen is known as the laughing gas dentist because he is not afraid to talk with patients openly about how they feel and provide the sedation dentistry option that is right for them. Nitrous oxide is one of those options.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is administered to a patient through a nosepiece. In a short amount of time, the patient begins to feel a very pleasant, euphoric, and relaxed feeling.
The level of nitrous can be adjusted throughout the appointment, and blood pressure is usually taken before and after the procedure to make sure the patient has returned to normal.
Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Dentistry
Nitrous oxide is a simple and popular way for patients to alleviate dental fear. Additional benefits of requesting nitrous oxide sedation include:
- Easy administration
- Fast acting
- A happy feeling of being at ease and lack of anxiety
- Consciousness and the ability to communicate with our team
- Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, so no one needs to escort patients to and from the appointment
Patients with dental fear no longer need to suffer. Call Dr. Janssen today to make your appointment and find out why he is known as the laughing gas dentist in Green Bay, WI.