Manage Your Dental Anxiety With Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide is a 100% safe and effective method for managing pain and easing dental anxiety during treatment for both kids and adults. Also known as laughing gas, this colourless odourless gas is used to induce mild sedation that wears off quickly, so you can get back to your day after your appointment.
Contrary to popular belief, nitrous oxide does not put patients to sleep, but rather eases them into a relaxed state. In this state, sensitivity to pain is greatly reduced, as is the gag reflex and extreme anxiety
The benefits of dental sedation
Sedation and sleep dentistry are useful options that help us serve patients from all walks of life with many different challenges to overcome. Some of the benefits of sedation dentistry are as follows:
Overcoming Dental Anxiety
Sometimes the fear and worry can feel worse than the treatment itself. Dental anxiety shouldn’t stand between you and the dental treatment you need. If you have mild or extreme dental anxiety or fear is keeping you from seeking dental treatment, please speak up! We can help.
Make Time Fly By
For long procedures that leave you sitting in the chair with your mouth wide open for a long time, sedation will keep you relaxed and comfortable. Your procedure will be over before you know it. If you require IV sedation, it will feel like an instant has passed.
Tailored for Your Personal Needs
Do you have a sensitive gag reflex? Chronic restlessness or restless leg syndrome? Does local freezing just not work for you? Sedation is really helpful in many different cases, ensuring that treatment is available to everyone.
What Happens During Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
Before moving forward with nitrous oxide treatment, your doctor will discuss your medical history with you to determine if nitrous is a safe option. There are a few reasons why nitrous oxide treatment may not be the best idea for you. Avoid nitrous oxide if the following conditions apply to you:
- You’re in the first trimester of pregnancy
- You experience respiratory problems
- You have a vitamin B-12 deficiency
- You have a history of substance abuse
- You suffer from mental illness
Quick and Efficient
Once your doctor has determined that nitrous oxide is right for you, they will begin the treatment. The administration of nitrous is simple; the doctor places the mask snuggly over your nose and mouth and asks you to breathe and relax.
One reason nitrous oxide is such a popular option is how quickly the effects wear off. After treatment, the doctor will administer at least 5 minutes of 100% oxygen to ensure that the nitrous has been exhaled from your system.
Your face may still feel numb if a numbing medication was also used, but the relaxation effects of the nitrous oxide will be gone after the mask is removed. Once you’ve finished your dental treatment, you can safely return to work and eat.
The Cost Of Nitrous Oxide Treatment in London
The cost of nitrous oxide treatment will vary depending on your insurance coverage. The good news is, many insurance plans fully cover this procedure. With most plans, expect to pay anywhere from $0 to $80 and up. Without insurance, you can expect to pay $250 or more.
We suggest contacting your insurance provider to get a quote before visiting our dental clinic.
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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sedation will make you feel drowsy and relaxed pretty quickly. Some people report feeling a mild tingly sensation. You may also experience mild amnesia afterwards and may not remember anything from the procedure.
Dental nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a colorless, odourless gas used by dentists to help patients relax during dental procedures.
Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask, and it helps patients feel more relaxed and less anxious by altering their perception of pain and anxiety.
No, nitrous oxide keeps you conscious and aware during the dental procedure. It simply helps you feel more relaxed.
It is generally not advisable to drive immediately after receiving nitrous oxide. The effects of nitrous oxide can linger for a short period, and it may impair your coordination and judgment. It’s best to arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home after your dental appointment.
The relaxation effect of nitrous oxide wears off quickly once the gas is turned off, typically within a few minutes after the procedure.
Nitrous oxide is commonly used for various dental treatments, including cleanings, fillings, and extractions. Your dentist will determine its suitability based on your specific needs and medical history.
It’s generally recommended to avoid heavy meals within a few hours before your dental appointment if you plan to use nitrous oxide. Your dentist will provide specific instructions.
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