Statistics show that 3 out of every 10 American adults avoid the dentist because of fear and anxiety. Dental phobia is no laughing matter. It is a serious condition that prevents people from getting the care they need. Without routine visits to the dentist office, patients can face tooth loss, gum disease, and oral cancer.
Dr. Alla Brown offers nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, to help patients feel relaxed during their procedure. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a special mask. The patient remains awake and alert throughout treatment. The gas produces a calming affect, allowing the patient to have procedures done without fear or anxiety.
Nitrous oxide is extremely safe and is only effective while the mask is on. Once the mask is removed, the effects of the laughing gas disappear and the patient can continue with their normal routine.