Also called inhalation conscious sedation, Nitrous Oxide, known to many as laughing gas, is the most commonly used form of sedation in dentistry. It is administered by having you inhale the gas, which is carefully monitored by Dr. Tatarin. You will fall into a euphoric state and feel completely relaxed. All feelings of anxiety fade away, leaving you to sit back peacefully while your dental procedure is performed. In most cases all dental work can be completed in one visit while you are sedated.
Nitrous oxide sedation is very safe and effective. Once the procedure is over the nitrous oxide will wear off fairly quickly, and you will probably be able to drive yourself home and return to your daily activities.
You will need to have a preliminary visit with Dr. Tatarin to make sure that you are an eligible candidate for nitrous sedation. If you have been worried about your next dental visit its time to stop! Ask us about sedation dentistry and schedule your appointment today.
Is Nitrous Oxide Safe For Everyone?
Nitrous oxide is extremely safe and can be given to just about everyone. Patients with a history of severe asthma and have had a recent asthmatic attack are not suitable for nitrous oxide. However patients with asthma that is controlled who have not had a recent asthmatic attack can be safely given Nitrous Oxide. Both children and adults can safely benefit from the calming and relaxing effects of dental nitrous oxide.
Can I Drive Home or Return To Work After I am Given Nitrous Oxide?
Yes! That is the beauty of Nitrous Oxide! Nitrous oxide works within just a few minutes and as soon we we stop giving it to you the effects quickly wear off and the patient will return to normal. Nitrous doesn’t leave any lasting symptoms that would prevent a patient from driving or working after the appointment.