Relax and Get the Treatment You Need in Comfort With Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation, commonly known as "laughing gas," is a widely used method in dentistry to manage pain and anxiety. At Legendary Smiles in Havertown, it offers a safe and effective way to help our patients relax during procedures.
What is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
Nitrous oxide is a colorless, sweet-smelling gas that, when inhaled, helps induce relaxation and mild euphoria. It's a non-irritant gas, making it suitable for patients of all ages, including children. Unlike other forms of sedation, nitrous oxide's effects are mild and wear off quickly after the gas is no longer inhaled.
How is Nitrous Oxide Administered?
Nitrous oxide is delivered through a small mask covering the patient’s nose. Our dentist controls the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen the patient inhales. At the start of the procedure, the patient receives a higher concentration of nitrous oxide, which is then gradually reduced and replaced with pure oxygen towards the end of the treatment. This method ensures that the patient remains conscious and can communicate but feels relaxed and less aware of the ongoing dental procedure.
Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Sedation:
Nitrous oxide is great for easing anxiety, making it ideal for patients who have dental phobias or nervousness about procedures. It provides mild analgesia, helping to reduce discomfort during dental treatments. The effects of nitrous oxide begin within minutes of inhalation and wear off just as quickly. The dentist can adjust the level of sedation in real-time, offering a tailored approach. This allows patients to recover rapidly without lingering grogginess. When used correctly, nitrous oxide has an excellent safety record, and its effects are easily reversible. Unlike other sedation methods, individuals can often drive themselves home after receiving nitrous oxide, as its effects wear off quickly.
Contact us today to learn more about how nitrous oxide sedation can make it possible for you to undergo necessary treatments with minimal discomfort and anxiety.
Contact Legendary Smiles About Nitrous Oxide Today!
- Relieve dental fear and anxiety
- Manage pain and discomfort during treatment
- Enjoy a customized approach to sedation
- Reduce a strong gag reflex
- Optimize your oral health!