Dental anxiety is a very real problem for many people. While some people may only experience mild apprehension at the prospect of a dental visit, other people may feel terrified about sitting down in the chair for even so much as a cleaning or exam.
If dental anxiety is causing you to put off seeing the dentist, you should talk to Dr. Christopher Bernardini about using nitrous oxide during your appointment. Nitrous oxide has been used by dentists for many years to help people relax. Nitrous oxide is a gas mixed with oxygen and administered to the patient through a mask placed over the nose. While inhaling the gas, the patient will feel relaxed, but will not go to sleep. The patient can still communicate with the dentist and the team if necessary. The gas is completely safe, and many dentists prefer to use it for their younger patients. It has no ill-effects and completely wears off minutes after it is removed.
You don’t have to be afraid of the dentist. No matter if your dental anxiety is minor or severe, we can help. If you live in the Staten Island, New York, area and would like to make an appointment at Christopher Bernardini, call 718-987-4040 today.