We are able to keep you comfortable and relaxed during treatment without any lasting effects to disrupt your day.
We’re experts at calming even the most phobic dental patients. We realize that some patients are apprehensive about receiving dental care.
That’s why we have worked hard to garner a reputation for making patients as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
We have many relaxation techniques available to help ease your jitters. Our office offers Nitrous Oxide Gas that will relax you and calm your nerves. It is GREAT for children. The experience is soothing…calming…and sedating. This will prevent you from dealing with the apprehension and stress of the dental procedure.
While you are relaxed and comfortable, we will take care of all of your dental needs. In fact, we can perform years of dentistry in just one or two appointments. When the treatment is over you will leave the office with a healthy, beautiful smile.
Don’t put off your dentistry because of your fears. We can help you cope with them so you can get back to your life with a healthy smile.
What is Nitrous Oxide Gas?
Nitrous oxide gas is a sweet smelling, colorless, non-irritating gas which you can breathe in. It is mixed with Oxygen. It is sometimes called “laughing gas” or “happy gas.” After breathing it in for 2-3 minutes you should feel a pleasurable feeling through out your body. We have found that several characteristics apply to patients who benefit from Nitrous Oxide Gas.
It is for people who have….
- High anxiety about dentistry
- Negative past dental experiences
- Difficulty getting numb
- A strong gag reflex
- Complex dental problems
- Very sensitive teeth
- Anxiety over needles, noises, or smells in dental office
Advantages of Nitrous Oxide Gas
- Nitrous works rapidly
- The depth of sedation can be altered from moment to moment
- The nitrous is flushed out of the body using only oxygen-you can drive home safely and do not need an escort.
- There are no needles, tubes or IVs, you breathe it in through your nose.
Patients appreciate the dental work that Dr.Gerkin performs while being conscious throughout the procedure, yet relaxed and able to respond.