Nitrous Oxide is commonly known as laughing gas. It is an anesthetic that you receive through a mask. It is mixed with oxygen to provide a safe dose to help you relax and enjoy your dental experience. Your body will generally have a numbing feeling. You will be able to communicate the entire time. Nitrous Oxide is safe and has been in use for many years. There are many fantastic benefits of using Nitrous Oxide. Some of those benefits are listed below.
- Fast – Once you start breathing in the Nitrous Oxide it will only take a few minutes for you to start feeling its affects. Once the mask and Nitrous Oxide is removed you will feel back to normal in a very short time.
- Easy to administer – Nitrous Oxide requires no needles, IVs or injections. It is as easy as laying back and putting a mask on.
- Driving – One nice benefit of Nitrous Oxide is that because the effects wear off quickly it is often okay for you to drive yourself home.
- Safe for children – Nitrous Oxide is safe for children to use. It is a great aid to reduce anxiety and help our littlest patients feel relaxed and comfortable.
If you are feeling anxious about your dental procedure or are looking for a safe, quick and effective aide to help you during your next dental procedure, then give us a call at Drs. Batten & Heath Family Dentistry to discuss your options.