Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Laughing Gas
Nitrous oxide, also commonly known as laughing gas, is a mild sedative that safely and effectively helps manage pain and anxiety during various kinds of dental treatment. Patients are able to breathe normally and typically feel the effects of nitrous gas, within a matter of minutes.
Who benefits from oral sedation at the dentist?
Sedation dentistry can be used for any procedure but as noted before is great for complete a large amount of dental work at a longer appointment. If you have one of the following situations, you might be a good candidate for sedation dentistry:
Dental anxiety or phobia when visiting the dentist
• Dental work that will be invasive or long
• Teeth that have extreme sensitivity
• Strong gag reflex
• Needle phobia
To determine whether or not you would be a good candidate for sedation dentistry, contact a location near you for a consultation today.
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Who is a good candidate for laughing gas?
Although laughing gas has been proven safe and effective for use during many dental procedures in adults, as well as for children with dental anxiety, it’s important to know that it might not be a great choice for everyone.
There are a few contraindications or risk factors for the use of laughing gas that include:
- Being in the first trimester of pregnancy
- History of respiratory illness including COPD
- Vitamin B-12 deficiency
- Substance abuse history
- MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) deficiency
- Any history of mental health conditions
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