Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Laughing Gas: A Handy Tool in the Greenville, SC Family Dental Arsenal
Local Greenville, SC family dentistry practitioners—such as those at Falls Park Dentistry—are well aware that scores of patients can’t stand the sight of a dentist’s chair. In fact, many patients are absolutely terrified of everything that has to do with dentistry, which they associate with agonizing pain. Such anxiety isn’t exactly helpful to dentists at all. Luckily, dentists have a useful tool in their arsenal to help calm anxious patients: nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas. First discovered in 1722 by Joseph Priestley (who also happens to be the discoverer of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and even soda pop), nitrous oxide is a colorless gas that tastes and smells good.