What is Nitrous Oxide?
Commonly known as laughing gas, Nitrous Oxide is a safe and effective sedative used to help patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during their dental procedures. Combined with oxygen, Nitrous Oxide is a mild, sweet-smelling gas that is used to help manage pain and anxiety, making you feel completely at ease. However, it is not intended to sedate you into a sleep state. As a result, you or the patient will still be able to see and hear as if no treatment was used, and even respond to any questions your dentist may ask. The gas mixture is dispersed through a small mask that is fitted over your nose so the treatment can easily be inhaled through the nose and mouth. Once the mask is applied, the dentist will ask you to breathe slowly while the mixture is released.
Once administered, you may feel a few external effects such as:
- Tingling Sensation in arms and legs
- Light Headed
- Heavy legs and arms
As soon as the mask is removed, the effects will promptly begin to wear off.
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At Six Forks Smiles, our team is fully equipped to administer Nitrous Oxide to our patients. If you or a loved one are in need of a dental procedure, we can ensure that your experience is exceptionally comfortable and pain-free. Call us today at (919) 834-4450 to schedule a consultation, or request a free quote below!