If you have been putting off your trip to the dentist, you’re not alone. It has been estimated that more than 30 million Americans suffer from dental anxiety, putting off preventative care and other necessary treatment due to fear of the dentist’s chair. It’s no laughing matter.
That’s why, at Lenihan Dental, we offer our patients Nitrous Oxide — more commonly known as “Laughing Gas.”
Nitrous Oxide is one of the safest forms of sedation for dentistry and can take the anxiety out of dental procedures. We place a mask over the nose to administer the gas, which allows you to be comfortable during your treatment. Non-allergenic and non-irritating, most people feel the onset within minutes.
After treatment is finished, we flush the Nitrous Oxide with oxygen, and the effects are completely reversed within about 5 minutes of gas termination. This complete reversal allows you to safely drive home or go to work right after your appointment.
Dr. Lenihan and Dr. Copes are proud to offer a variety of dental services in all phases of cosmetic and family dentistry. Come experience for yourself the individualized care that you and your family deserve.