What is sedation dentistry?

At Westchester Family Dentistry, we understand that the dental chair is probably not your favorite place to be. We know that many patients struggle with dental anxiety, and we want to make certain that you always have a positive, comfortable experience at our office. We are pleased to provide sedation dentistry, which is the use of safe, effective sedatives to improve your dental experience. Drs. Stan and Amy Shih provide nitrous oxide in Yonkers, New York, as our primary form of sedation.

What is nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a sedative gas. We will place a mask over your nose during your treatment, and you simply need to breathe as normal. The nitrous oxide will help you feel relaxed and at ease during your treatment. You will remain awake and able to respond to any instructions or questions from our dentists and dental team. When we have finished the treatment and we stop the flow of nitrous oxide, the effects wear off within just a few minutes. You can then safely drive yourself home after your appointment.

If you feel nervous about going to the dentist and believe nitrous oxide sedation may be the key to a more enjoyable dental experience, call us today!