Does the thought of having dental treatment performed make you nervous or anxious? Do you dread going to the dentist’s office? Ask Dr. Sweeney and Dr. Utterback about nitrous oxide in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Nitrous oxide (commonly known as laughing gas), is a gas that is used as a dental anesthetic (painkiller) that will help make your dental experience more comfortable and relaxed. This is very useful for patients that may still feel somewhat nervous when coming to a dental office.

Our dentists will place a small mask over your nose. Nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen is inhaled through this mask. This gas helps you to relax, but you will remain conscious during the procedure. Nitrous oxide is completely safe and completely harmless. In our office we are trained to monitor and take care of your condition during all treatments, including how you respond to any medication. The affects of the sedative wear off quickly. You should be able to drive yourself home after treatment. However, if you feel dizzy after receiving nitrous oxide, it would be wise to have a family member or a friend drive you back home after your appointment.

To find out if nitrous oxide is right for you and to schedule a visit with our dentists, contact Sweeney Utterback Dentistry today.

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