Laughing gas is a great tool to have around the office. If you are one who is afraid of your dental appointment, laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is here to save the day!
What is nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide is a sedative that is mixed with oxygen. It is a light, safe, and effective sedative that does not have a particular smell or taste. Laughing gas is helpful for those who need major dental treatment, and once it is inhaled through the nose, the sedative will do its job. Nitrous oxide is not meant to put you to sleep, so be prepared to stay awake and responsive during the treatment.
How will I be sedated?
The nitrous oxide is provided with the help of a mask, so when you come into our dental office and get settled into a chair, our dentist will place a small mask over your nose. Then, the mask will release the sedative into the air and you will deeply inhale for a few minutes.
How will it make me feel?
Nitrous oxide is known to make you feel tingly, light headed, and relaxed. Some people even say they feel a bit heavy while they are sedated. This will help you stay calm and comfortable throughout your treatment. Once the dentist takes the mask off your nose, the effects will wear off right away.
We care about you and your smile, and we want to do everything we can to improve your oral health all while helping you feel comfortable in the dental chair. With the help of nitrous oxide, this is possible! If you would like to know more about laughing gas and its many benefits, we encourage you to call our office today at 916-791-7227 and talk to our friendly dental team. We look forward to hearing from you!