Experience A More Comfortable Dental Appointment With Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide, also known as dinitrogen monoxide, is a safe and effective sedation option offered by Loganville Family Dentistry in Loganville. It can be used as a relaxant and stress reducer for a more pleasant dental experience.
What is nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide is a fast-acting, non-allergenic gas with mild sedative effects. When administered, it’s always mixed with at least 30% oxygen and inhaled through a comfortable nosepiece. It takes about three or four minutes for it to take effect and enables the patient to remain conscious and communicate with our dentist while feeling comfortable and calm.
What does nitrous oxide feel like?
Patients generally report a feeling of euphoria and relaxation. Some people react with mild excitement or laugh, which is why it’s sometimes called “laughing gas.” Many patients also report feeling a tingling sensation in their tongue and extremities. The effects are usually felt immediately and can be adjusted throughout the procedure to meet the patient’s comfort level.
What are the advantages of nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide is beneficial for various issues, including calming anxiety that’s caused by dental procedures, fear or pain associated with specific treatments, difficulty getting numb, and gagging. It is a tried-and-true method of sedation that has been used in dentistry for over 120 years.
Who should consider nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide can be a great option for patients who experience anxiety, fear, or pain in the dental chair. It can also benefit children and those with special needs who may struggle to remain still during their treatments or individuals with a sensitive gag reflex.
If you want to learn more about sedation options at Loganville Family Dentistry, contact us today. We are here to help make your visits more comfortable and anxiety-free.
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- Curtail a sensitive gag reflex
- Reduce your sensitivity to pain
- Alleviate dental-related fear and anxiety
- Remain communicative while under its effects
- Experience little to no side effects!