Treating Dental Anxiety in Centuria, Wisconsin

What is Dental Anxiety?

Do you dread visiting the dental office or avoid scheduling appointments? Dental treatments can make patients nervous, and some would rather live with oral health issues than set foot in a dentist’s office. If this sounds like you, then you may be suffering from dental anxiety. Dental anxiety is a common problem that can be caused by previous bad experiences, phobias, or lack of trust.

At River Birch Dental, we’ll help ensure that you’re completely comfortable the moment you enter our office. That’s why we offer safe nitrous oxide for any patients who feel nervous or uneasy about their dental procedure.

How Nitrous Oxide Can Help

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If you’re experiencing dental anxiety, Dr. Vargas will provide you with sedation in the form of nitrous oxide to ensure you’re comfortable during your visit. Administered through a face mask before your treatment, nitrous oxide can put you in a state of total relaxation so that you don’t feel any pain or fear during your procedure.


What Is Nitrous Oxide?

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Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a form of mild sedation that puts patients in a euphoric state to ensure they feel at ease during their treatment. It’s administered through a mask that’s placed over the nose. You’ll inhale the gas before Dr. Vargas begins your treatment as well as during.

Each person reacts to dental treatments and medications differently, so we’ll make sure to perform a thorough evaluation before providing you with this sedation. We’ll also monitor you while you’re receiving the nitrous oxide to ensure you’re completely safe.

Unlike other types of sedation, you won’t feel any side effects coming off of nitrous oxide. Once your dental treatment is complete, we’ll take off the mask and flush out the sedation with oxygen. This will ensure you have total control of your body again and can drive home safely once the nitrous oxide is completely out of your system.

Frequently Asked Questions

River Birch Dental

601 State Road 35
Centuria, Wisconsin 54824
P.O. Box 459

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