Dental procedures have always been associated with a lot of stress and pain for patients. The first anesthesia was introduced by dentists in 1844 – sedation with nitrous oxide. Currently, pain and anxiety are significantly reduced due to the use of local anesthesia by injection, but the stress is still a significant component associated with dental treatment. This especially applies to procedures performed on children.
If fear of a dental chair and potential pain are the main reasons why you keep postponing essential dental treatment, you can stop now! At Smiles in Shelby, our wide assortment of services also includes relaxing and calming nitrous oxide sedation that prompts better treatment outcomes and your exceptional comfort. It consists of giving the patient a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide for breathing in variable, controlled proportions.