Enhancing the Patient Experience in Rohnert Park, CA
The comfort of a patient is a critical part of providing effective dental care. Our dentist helps patients receive that level of care through the careful use of nitrous oxide. Robert Y. Chiang, DDS, Inc. provides nitrous oxide in Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Cotati, and the surrounding communities. Call our office today to see how our focus on patient comfort can help you.
What Is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is an inhalant which is administered throughout a dental appointment. This analgesic creates a sense of euphoria in a patient, making them more welcoming to dental care. It maintains this effect throughout an appointment and wears off quickly after it stops being administered.
At our Rohnert Park dental practice, we reserve our use of nitrous oxide for patients who specifically ask for assistance in relaxing. Visiting a dentist can be an uncomfortable experience for some patients with preexisting anxieties, preventing them from relaxing of their own accord. By having laughing gas on hand to meet a patient’s request, we help everyone get the dental care they need.
Advantages of Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide is one of the few relaxation aids which can be safely used on children. Children are particularly sensitive to most chemicals and medical treatments, which is why sedation and anesthesia are typically unavailable to provide to pediatric patients. However, because the human body processes laughing gas so quickly, even young children can safely use nitrous during their visit to the dentist.
Additionally, adult patients who undergo nitrous oxide treatment can drive themselves home after an appointment safely as long as they give themselves enough time to let nitrous be processed out of their system. Other sedative options would require coordination with a friend or family member for ride accommodations to and from their appointment.
Overall Relaxation Assistance
Nitrous oxide is one of the several methods Dr. Chiang implements to help our patients relax. Topical and local anesthetic options help numb an area being treated by our dentist to make your dental appointment more relaxing overall. We also offer comfortable chairs in our operatory rooms, helping you stay cozy throughout your visit. Dr. Chiang helps patients feel secure during their appointment openly communicating with each patient.
Contact Us for Comfortable Dental Care
Robert Y. Chiang, DDS, Inc. offers nitrous oxide near Rohnert Park. We help our patients get the dental care they need while staying relaxed. For more information or to schedule your next dental appointment, contact our Rohnert Park practice today.