Professional Teeth Cleanings - What We Offer
Although you may have a great oral routine, it is always suggested that you have professional cleanings performed by our dentist at Smile Design Dental Center in Peoria, Illinois, during the year. These cleanings maintain your oral health and prevent cavities and other dental issues from developing. Our dentist has the necessary tools to keep your smile looking and feeling great!Read more about Professional Teeth Cleanings - What We Offer
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.
Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist 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 the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Indications for Nitrous Oxide
- Mildly apprehensive patient
- A frightened child
- To reduce awareness of time and fatigue
- To reduce dental stress
- To control gagging
- When requested by the patient
Talk to your dentist at Smile Design Dental Center about whether nitrous oxide might be a good option for you. Call us at 309-689-0746.
Oral sedation dentistry is a medical procedure involving the administration of oral sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a dental procedure and reduce patients' fear and anxiety related to the experience.Read more about Oral Medication