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Sedation Dentistry – Hampton, NH

Keep Your Mind at Ease During Your Visit

Do you find it difficult or even impossible to get the treatments you need because of fear or anxiety related to visiting the dentist? If so, just know that you are not the only one. With the help of multiple sedation options from Dr. Neelima Ravi, DMD, FAGD, we can put your mind at ease, no matter which treatment it is that you need. Call our dental office to learn more about how we could use sedation dentistry in Hampton, NH at your next visit!

Why Choose Oceanside Family Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Nitrous Oxide Ensures Fast and Convenient Relaxation
  • Oral Conscious Sedation Ideal for More Severe Anxiety
  • Warm and Welcoming Dentist and Team

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Patient taking oral sedative pill

For those with moderate to severe levels of dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation is a relatively straightforward solution. After discussing your needs, we’ll prescribe you a pill that is taken prior to your appointment. For this reason, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from our dental office. By the time your appointment begins, you should feel fully relaxed and be ready to receive care. After your visit, you’ll need to allow a few hours to pass before resuming regular activities, especially if you operate heavy machinery.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Woman with nitrous oxide nose mask

For those with minor dental-related nerves, nitrous oxide in Hampton is one of the gentlest forms of sedation available today. Known for its gentle effects, it allows for more efficient and effective treatment. Whether you are fearful of visiting the dentist or have difficulty sitting still for extended periods, nitrous oxide can help put you at ease, making it easier for our team to complete the necessary dental work so that you can enjoy a healthier, fully functional smile.

Who Is A Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

Woman during nitrous oxide in Hampton

Adults who suffer from any of the following may be considered good candidates for nitrous oxide sedation:

  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Mild or moderate dental anxiety
  • Traumatic dental experience at another dentist’s office
  • Difficulty remaining comfortable in the dentist’s chair
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Fear of needles

You must meet with our dental team before undergoing nitrous oxide. Even though it is the mildest form of sedation available, it’s imperative that we complete a thorough examination and discuss your medical history before agreeing to provide this type of sedation. Although it is safe, and the effects are mild, it’s always necessary that we make sure no current medications or conditions will negatively affect the sedation process and ultimately, your experience.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

Nitrous oxide in Hampton

When you arrive for your appointment, your sedation dentist in Hampton will begin by placing a nasal mask over your nose. Then, a colorless, odorless gas is administered through the mask that is worn throughout treatment. Once you begin inhaling it, you’ll quickly begin feeling incredibly relaxed and at peace. You may even begin to feel slightly warm and euphoric.

Throughout your treatment, our team will adjust the dosage if necessary to ensure you remain completely relaxed and without any pain. You will remain coherent so that you can easily respond to our team’s cues.

After treatment is complete, we’ll remove the mask, and you’ll be able to resume your day without interruption.

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide

Woman smiling after nitrous oxide in Hampton

Nitrous oxide is unlike other forms of sedation in that it poses no serious side effects following treatment. Once the mask is removed, the gas is turned off, and you begin to breathe in oxygen, you’ll return to your normal self within minutes. This makes it an easy solution for individuals who must return to work or school immediately following an appointment.