Comfort Dentistry

Teeth Cleaning and Your Oral Health

Regardless of your age, you must take good care of your gums and teeth. Absence of proper oral cleanliness can lead to many health-related complications. Proper oral health is important to maintain general health. Having your teeth professionally cleaned at our dentist office is one of the most effective method of ensuring good oral health. Our dentist at Plum Drive Dental in Urbandale.makes sure you are comfortable during the course of the teeth cleaning procedure and other dental processes, providing you with optimal oral health.

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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose.  This helps you relax during your treatment.

Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.

Indications for Nitrous Oxide

  •  Mildly apprehensive patient
  •  A frightened child
  •  To reduce awareness of time and fatigue 
  •  To reduce dental stress
  •  To control gagging
  •  When requested by the patient

Talk to your dentist at Plum Drive Dental about whether nitrous oxide might be a good option for you. Call us at 515-278-2888.