Laughing Gas Dentist South Bend Indiana

Our dentist in South Bend, IN, offers laughing gas. This is a mild form of sedation that is used during some procedures to better facilitate care. Laughing gas is also commonly used for relieving dental anxiety. One of the biggest benefits of laughing gas is it wears off soon after the mask is removed from your face so you’re able to drive back to work or school after your appointment. This isn’t necessarily the case with other types of sedation dentistry.

Relieve Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a universal fear. Approximately 80% of adults experience some kind of dental anxiety and 10 to 20% of adults have such intense fear of the dentist that they totally avoid care.

The problem with ignoring a lot of dental problems is that they can threaten your overall health and well-being as they worsen. For example, a tooth infection may spread to the jawbone and the rest of the body if left untreated.

The good news is that laughing gas sedation can help you relax in the dentist's chair. That way, you can receive the care you need to stay healthy and improve your oral health. The gas is delivered through a mask put over your nose. It should start to take effect just a couple minutes after you begin breathing it in.

Laughing gas for children and adults triggers the release of dopamine, one of the body’s pleasure chemicals. This is how it earned the name “laughing gas” because it makes people feel happy and euphoric.

However, if you’re pregnant or have respiratory issues, ask Dr. Gasko if dental laughing gas is appropriate for you. Another sedation option may be more beneficial. Select Dental Associates does not offer IV sedation.

Book an Appointment with Dr. Gasko

Our dentist in South Bend, IN, can address your dental fear and anxiety with laughing gas so you can get the care you need. You can call us today at (574) 232-8888 to schedule an appointment.

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