Comfort Dentistry

A Guide to Professional Teeth Cleaning and Aftercare

Even though you might be very attentive about your oral hygiene with regular flossing and brushing you still need regular professional teeth cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis performed by a dental hygienist. Proper brushing and flossing will remove most of the plaque, but it is impossible to eliminate it completely as our bodies produce plaque constantly. A healthy set of teeth and strong gums can only be achieved through effective oral care.

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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose.  This helps you relax during your treatment.

Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.

Indications for Nitrous Oxide

  •  Mildly apprehensive patient
  •  A frightened child
  •  To reduce awareness of time and fatigue 
  •  To reduce dental stress
  •  To control gagging
  •  When requested by the patient

Talk to your dentist at Dental Care of Concordville about whether nitrous oxide might be a good option for you. Call us at 484-800-8444.