Also called inhalation conscious sedation, Nitrous Oxide, known to many as laughing gas, is the most commonly used form of sedation in dentistry. It is administered by having you inhale the gas, which is carefully monitored by Dr. Andow. You will fall into a euphoric state and feel completely relaxed. All feelings of anxiety fade away, leaving you to sit back peacefully while your dental procedure is performed. In most cases all dental work can be completed in one visit while you are sedated.
Nitrous oxide sedation is very safe and effective. Once the procedure is over the nitrous oxide will wear off fairly quickly, and you will probably be able to drive yourself home and return to your daily activities.
You will need to have a preliminary visit with Dr. Andow to make sure that you are an eligible candidate for nitrous sedation. If you have been worried about your next dental visit its time to stop! Ask us about sedation dentistry and schedule your appointment today.