Nitrous Oxide 
Since many dental procedures can cause the patient anxiety, nitrous oxide is a fantastic tool to use in the office. The nitrous oxide gas is transmitted to the patient through a small fitted nose piece. The gas is scentless and causes the body to relax due to the gas causing the GABAA receptors to block neurotransmitters that cause anxiety. Nitrous oxide also has a great effect on inhibiting pain from signaling throughout the body because nitrous oxide causes the brain to release a chemical called norepinephrine. Norepinephrine acts as a stress hormone used to calm the body and inhibit pain.

Local Anesthetic 

The best way to numb up regions of the mouth to prepare them for a procedure is by using local anesthetic. Local anesthetic comes in many strengths and potencies. Your dentist is licensed and trained to deliver exact amounts to numb up specific areas of the mouth by syringe. Once the area is numb, the procedure can be completed. If you’re still feeling sensitivities or pain, definitely communicate with your dentist.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you have some work needing to be done, schedule an appointment today with My Dental Dentistry Implants. We’ll make sure you’re comfortable through the entire procedure. If you have any questions, you can call us today.