If the thought of going to the dentist makes you want to hide under your bed, don’t worry – you’re definitely not alone. In fact, a majority of Americans report experiencing mild to severe dental-related anxiety when faced with even regular check-ups. Here in Naperville, we understand how difficult these kinds of feeling can be to work through; however, Dr. Caputo and his team also want to ensure that you receive the dental care you need as soon as possible so that you can avoid more severe problems down the road. So what can you do? Thankfully, nitrous oxide is available! With the help of this sedation dentistry method, we can easily take the edge off your anxiety, resulting in a smooth and relaxing experience that’s sure to leave you smiling.
What exactly is nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide is often referred to as “laughing gas,” and for good reason! Simply put, it’s a gas that is administered through a mask that fits over your nose at the beginning of your dental appointment. Very quickly, the patient will begin to experience feelings of comfort, warmth, and even euphoria in some cases. If the effect is too weak or too strong, Dr. Caputo can easily alter the amount of gas you’re receiving until you feel completely comfortable and at ease.
Plus, unlike other common sedation dentistry methods, the effects of nitrous oxide wear off in minutes, meaning that you can return to work, run errands, and even drive yourself home after your appointment – no recovery time required!
Contact our Naperville office today to schedule an appointment! Dr. Caputo and his team can’t wait to help make your teeth happier and healthier than ever before. We also serve the areas of Bolingbrook, Aurora, Plainfield, Romeoville, and beyond.