Sedation Dentistry – McKinney, TX

Helping You Conquer Dental Anxiety

Does even thinking about going to the dentist make you tense up? Have you been avoiding dental appointments for years because of a bad past experience or fear that it’ll be painful? Rest assured that you have nothing to worry about here at Lake Forest Dental. Our friendly team, led by Dr. Steve Cha, goes above and beyond to ensure you feel comfortable in the treatment chair, but if you need a little extra help relaxing, we offer dental sedation. Contact us today to learn more about how sedation dentistry in McKinney, TX is perfect for helping you conquer dental anxiety!

Child receiving nitrous oxide sedation dentistry

Why Choose Lake Forest Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Several Affordable Dental Payment Options Available 
  • Early & Late Dental Appointment Times 
  • Transparent, Judgment-Free Approach to Dentistry

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

If this is your first time hearing about nitrous oxide, then there’s a chance that you know it by its nickname: laughing gas. Although it doesn’t cause everyone to giggle, it does result in a light, euphoric, and happy sensation, making stress, nerves, and anxiety dissipate almost instantly. If you’d like to learn more about this calming sedative – including how it works – then keep reading or give us a call!

Who is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide has been researched extensively over the last several decades, and it’s considered safe for children and adults alike! So, if you struggle with a fear of needles, getting comfortable in the treatment chair, or dental-related anxiety, it’s worth reaching out to us to see if you’re a candidate. If you aren’t (which may be the case if you’re expecting or have a condition that makes it difficult to breathe through your nose), we will work together to find another solution that will keep you calm and comfortable in the treatment chair.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

Soothing your nerves with nitrous oxide is as easy as breathing – literally! When you arrive for your appointment, we’ll help you settle into the treatment chair before placing a small mask over your nose. Then, you’ll inhale the odorless, clear gas mixed with oxygen. After a few minutes, waves of relaxation and contentment will wash over you, making it a breeze for us to complete your treatment and adjust the dosage of the sedative as needed.

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide

You’ll be happy to know that the effects dissipate as quickly as they come on! In other words, it will only take a minute or two for you to feel normal again. Before you leave our office, we’ll give you any aftercare instructions specific to the treatment you received, like sticking to soft foods for the first 24 hours or using warm saltwater to periodically rinse your mouth. If you have any questions for us – even after you return home – you can always let us know; we’re here to help.