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Nitrous Oxide Sedation Can Help You Stay Calm And Comfortable

If you feel uneasy about an upcoming dental procedure, nitrous oxide can help treat anxiety while allowing you to remain conscious. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide mixes with pure oxygen to provide a calming effect as you breathe it through a mask applied over your face. This dental sedation option can alleviate stress during a regular checkup or another more involved procedure. By helping you face your fears, nitrous oxide can help you enjoy a state of relaxation. This can help you receive care when you may otherwise consider postponing or canceling much-needed treatment due to stress.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Sedation Work?

Before your dental procedure, we will give you a nasal hood to help you breathe in the nitrous oxide gas. As the treatment enters your system, you should quickly begin to feel more relaxed. For the entire time the nitrous is administered, we will monitor your response closely to deliver the right amount that helps you feel safe and comfortable. In use for more than a century, nitrous oxide can complement local anesthetics that deaden pain around your surgery. By staying awake, you are able to communicate with our team during treatment. Compared to other sedation methods, nitrous oxide wears off immediately following treatment, allowing you to operate a vehicle upon leaving treatment.