Nitrous Oxide

Inhaled sedation is a common form of mild sedation that can help patients relax and feel more comfortable during treatment. Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless, non-irritating gas that is combined with oxygen to reduce pain, discomfort and anxiety. Our Nitrous Oxide dentist may recommend nitrous oxide if you experience mild or moderate dental anxiety.


Nitrous oxide is also often called laughing gas. Our expert in Nitrous Oxide administers it through a facial mask that fits over the nose. Shortly after you begin using nitrous oxide, you will experience a tingling sensation, which is also known as parasthesia. You will soon begin to feel warm and euphoric, and you may even feel as though you are floating or dozing. If you achieve a deeper level of sedation, you may find it difficult to keep your eyes open, and may even dream.


Nitrous oxide is non-allergenic, and adverse effects are extremely rare. In some cases, patients may experience nausea, which simply indicates they are over-sedated. Our Nitrous Oxide expert can easily adjust the gas to ensure your continued comfort.


Although the mechanism of action is unknown, nitrous oxide is understood to depress the senses. Although you may be less responsive to touch and pain sensations, you will still be able to concentrate and comply with instructions without difficulty.


Nitrous oxide is fast-acting. It can reach the brain in just 20 seconds, and you will begin to feel relaxed within a few minutes. It is extremely versatile: Our expert in Nitrous Oxide can easily increase or decrease the gas to ensure your optimal comfort. Once the gas is turned off, it is eliminated from your body within five minutes, and you will be ready to drive home safely.


Inhalation sedation may be appropriate for children and adults who have dental anxiety, dental phobia, lengthy dental procedures, a sensitive gag reflex or certain behavioral or developmental disorders that can interfere with receiving dental care.


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