The Tomko Dental Associates team works hard to ensure our patients always feel welcome and comfortable from the moment they arrive at our Allentown, PA dental office, but we know that for some patients, our kind, caring team and warm environment are still not enough to relieve dental anxiety. For anxious patients, those with sensitive teeth, gums, and gag reflexes, and those in need of multiple procedures, our sedation dentist may recommend some level of relaxation. In keeping with the state of Pennsylvania regulations, Dr. Lorri Tomko is able to offer nitrous oxide for relaxation during your dental visit. Contact our team to find out more or schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Tomko is happy to offer mild nitrous oxide sedation for patients. Nitrous oxide is breathed in through the nose during treatment. Dosage is easily adjusted and takes effect almost immediately making it a great option for patients with some anxiety or dental sensitivity. The effects of nitrous oxide also wear off right away, so patients can return to their daily activities immediately following treatment. For most people we treat, the effects of sedation completely wear off after eight to twelve hours, but we encourage patients to plan for 24 hours of rest from the time they take their medication.