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Have you been putting off dental treatment because you have a tendency towards dental anxiety? Is your smile paying the price? If so, take heart. Our team at Gorelik Dentistry is here to help. Dr. Julia Gorelik is happy to offer nitrous oxide for our patients who struggle with anxiety during dental procedures.

While laughing gas parties using nitrous oxide was a popular pastime of the British upper class during the late 1700’s, dentists began using it in the 1860’s to relax their patients. Laughing gas helps you relax and feel calm while staying fully awake during your treatment. This colorless gas is mixed with oxygen which you breathe in through your nose while your team is taking care of your smile.

After Dr. Gorelik administers the sedation, you will be able to hear and respond to questions and instructions during your procedure. All you will need to do is to sit back, relax, and breathe comfortably through your nose. You will feel peaceful and calm during the treatment, and may also experience the following: tingling in your arms and legs, warmth, euphoria, and sleepiness. All of these effects wear off moments after the mask is removed.

So whether you are having your teeth cleaned, or having a tooth extracted, please know that we are committed to your comfort and safety during your time with us. Our conscious sedation will help you get the treatment you need with the comfort you deserve, and your smile will thank you. We invite you to give us a call today at 704-553-1627 to schedule your next appointment with confidence!