Effects of Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide is administered using a small mask and is mixed with oxygen. It is often referred to as laughing gas due to the effect it can have on patients, providing a feeling of euphoria and happiness. Nitrous oxide is completely harmless, and once treatment has been completed the effects will start to wear off.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry in Katy, TX
During your appointment at Dr. Teeth, your Katy sedation dentist will administer the nitrous oxide using a facial mask which is attached to an electronic device with a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This mixture will be inhaled through the facial mask, and the effects can be felt within minutes.
Once your dental treatment has been completed, pure oxygen will be administered, quickly diminishing the effects of the sedation and allowing you to continue with your day-to-day activities.
Sedation Dentistry Benefits
There can be numerous benefits to using nitrous oxide sedation for dental treatments as opposed to other forms of sedation, these include:
- Nitrous oxide eases dental anxiety and can help calm nerves.
- With laughing gas, the patient is not fully unconscious, allowing them to communicate.
- Sedation level can be adjusted easily.
- Nitrous oxide slows saliva flow and diminishes gag reflex.
- No pills, injections or IV needed with nitrous oxide.
Nervous about visiting the dental office? Please let us know; we would be happy to accommodate you with amenities and discuss sedation dentistry to make your visit more comfortable.