Pasadena Texas Dental Sedation | Laughing Gas Nitrous Oxide

 Pasadena Texas Dental Sedation:


No More Dental Anxiety, Fear, and Phobia with Sedation Dentist Michael Nugent.

Sedation Dentistry can help Pasadena, Texas residents with their Dental Anxiety. Sedation Dentist Michael Nugent understands and acknowledges that patients experience dental anxiety, fear and phobia when visiting the dentist.

Dental anxiety is a generalized feeling of stress when thinking about going to the dentist and receiving dental care.

Dental fear is an elevated distress when going to the dentist that is due to specific cause. There are many reasons that patients say they are fearful of. Some of these fearful triggers include:

  • Fear of being lectured and scolded by the dental team
  • Fear of feeling discomfort and pain during a dental procedure
  • Fear of gagging during a dental impression
  • Fear of needles and anesthetic injections in the mouth
  • Fear of a particular dental procedure (root canal, crown,extraction…)
  • Fear of not being numb enough for a procedure
  • Fear of the smells of dental materials and/or the dental office
  • Fear of sounds and noises at the dental office
  • Fear of gagging or choking during a procedure

Dental phobia is an unrealistic and intense fear of going to the dentist. This phobia then leads to skipping dental care. Patients with dental phobia go out of their way to avoid the dentist. Dental phobic patients reluctantly come in to the dental office after they have done everything possible to avoid the dental visit. Unfortunately, it is often a debilitating toothache that forces dental phobic patient to see Dr. Nugent.

Dental Sedation Pasdaena Texas

Dentists did not use anaesthetic or sedative until the mid-1800s. Then it was discovered that nitrous oxide (N2O), which was previously utilized for recreational purposes, could also be used to alleviate discomfort during dental treatments. It is now regarded as a safe and effective sedative drug when combined with the oxygen in your nasal mask (nasal hood). Our Pasadena, Texas Dental office welcomes patients with dental anxiety and can provide nitrous oxide sedation as we eliminate discomfort and fear.

The Nitrous Oxide sedation will rapidly begin to relax you as you softly breathe it in. Some people refer to it as “laughing gas,” and it simply makes you more comfortable during you dental procedure. It is not intended to knock you out totally, as with general anesthesia, but rather to calm you and “take the edge off.” NO sedation is provided through the nose, allowing your mouth to be worked on without interruption.

Sedation Dentist, Dr. Michael Nugent DDS believes that all dental patients should be comfortable during all dental procedures. Dr. Nugent understands that going to the dentist can be stressful. Dr. Nugent holds special Sedation Licenses from the State of Texas to do Sedation Dentistry at his Pasadena, Texas Dentist. From Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation (pills) to a combination of Nitrous Oxide and pill, Dr. Nugent will develop a personalized sedation plan for you. Patients travel from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City, Friendswood, Clear Lake, Webster and Houston, Texas to receive quality dental care from Dr. Nugent. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A Pasadena, Texas 77504 or call us at 713-941-8261.