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Have you been putting off needed dental treatment because you have a tendency towards dental anxiety? Is your healthy smile paying the price? If so, our team at Fort Union Family Dental is here to help. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Todd Larsen, is happy to offer nitrous oxide for our patients in Midvale, Utah, and the neighboring communities 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 patients 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 is taking care of your smile.

After Dr. Larsen 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 sit back, relax, and breathe comfortably through your nose. You will feel peaceful and calm during the treatment, possibly light-headed, along with 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. Larsen and our team are committed to your well-being 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 our Fort Union Family Dental team a call today at 704-553-1627 in Midvale, Utah, to schedule your next appointment with confidence!