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Have you been putting off necessary dental treatment because you are experiencing dental anxiety? Is your smile health paying the price? If so, our team at Healy Dental Care is happy to help. Our skilled dentist, Dr. James R. Healy, is pleased to offer nitrous oxide sedation for our patients in Ogden, Utah, and the neighboring communities who struggle with anxiety and fear during dental procedures.

Trivia moment: Did you know that laughing gas parties using nitrous oxide was a popular pastime of the British upper class during the late 1700’s? Well, since the 1860’s, nitrous oxide sedation has also been a favorite of dentists to calm their patient’s anxiety. Nitrous oxide helps them relax and feel calm while staying fully awake during a treatment. This colorless gas is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through the nose by breathing normally while our team takes care of your smile.

After Dr. Healy administers your nitrous oxide sedation, you will also be able to hear and respond to any questions and instructions during your procedure. We do the work while you sit back, relax, and breathe comfortably through your nose. What sensations can you expect to feel while sedated with nitrous oxide? Most people feel the following: peaceful, calm, light-headed, some tingling in your arms and legs, warmth, euphoria, and a little sleepy. All of these effects will wear off moments after the mask is removed.

So whether you are having your teeth cleaned, or having a tooth extracted, please know that Dr. Healy and our team are committed to your well-being during your time with us. We invite you to give us a call at 801-394-0808 today, and rest assured that this mild sedation option will help you receive the treatment you need with the comfort you deserve.