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Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Walnut Creek, CA

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What Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

If you have skipped dental visits due to anxiety about the dentist, we invite you to learn more about nitrous oxide sedation at Life Dental & Orthodontics. Our practice in Walnut Creek, CA provides nitrous oxide sedation for complex dental procedures to help individuals with dental fears and anxieties remain relaxed during standard visits. Nitrous oxide (N2O) gas, commonly known as laughing gas, is offered to keep you awake yet comfortable. Schedule a consultation for more information on using nitrous oxide or another form of sedation during your appointment.

How Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Administered?

Before the procedure begins, the nitrous oxide gas will be administered through a mask. As you inhale the gas, you will quickly begin to feel relaxed. A member of our team will observe your response to the gas, as well as your vitals, and adjust the volume as needed throughout the procedure. You may notice a tingling sensation in your outer extremities and a feeling of warmth, euphoria, or well-being as the gas kicks in. Nitrous oxide is normally used in conjunction with a local anesthetic, like lidocaine, to deaden sensation. When the procedure is complete, the gas will be shut off, and the effects will begin to fade immediately.

I want to give a shout-out to Rachel, who is an amazing hygienist. I have been with Life Dental for many years, long before the name of the practice changed. I have been treated by many hygienists over the years, all really wonderful, and Rachel is #1 on my ‘top 10’ list. She is thorough and extremely efficient - a super smart and skilled hygienist. Rachel takes time to get to know her patients - she remembers highlights in my life that she will ask me about at my next appointment, and she exhibits genuine interest. She is a thoughtful and caring person, and a true professional. In general, all services, from the front office to dental care provided by Life Dental are exemplary and I can’t recommend this dental practice more highly.

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So glad to be working with LD&O. World class facility. Friendly staff. Top notch technologies. Great communications. Innovative approach. Cutting edge thinking. Thank you.

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So glad to be working with LD&O. World class facility. Friendly staff. Top notched technologies. Great communications. Innovative approach. Cutting edge thinking. Thank you.

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I took my young boys to Life dental & Orthodontics because they were airway focused and that was really important for a family! We were mostly helped with Katie the RDA and she was so great with the boys made everything fun and super patient with them. I also really appreciated how in-depth Dr. Hockel explained everything to myself and our kids. My boys can get easily overwhelmed and he had such gentle and calm energy throughout the whole process! I really appreciated that! Highly recommend this team! :) Jessie at the front desk is also super helpful and sweet!

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Life Dental has an excellent Dental staff! Everyone is friendly & accommodating. Please consider Life Dental & Orthodontist for your next visit.

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Innovative Sedation Options for Your Comfort

If you are avoiding routine dental appointments or you are ignoring oral pain due to anxiety, please consider scheduling an appointment with us for more information about nitrous oxide sedation at our dental clinic in Walnut Creek, CA. Our highly trained staff will gladly answer your questions and ease your concerns about the use of nitrous oxide sedation at Life Dental & Orthodontics.

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