What is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
Many people will tend to avoid dentist appointments out of fear or anxiety. If you are one of those people, KFA Dental Excellence offers nitrous oxide sedation. Our facility in Farmingdale, NY provides nitrous oxide (N2O) sedation for both longer procedures and to comfort individuals with dental fears and anxieties during standard visits. This gas is an effective sedation option that can help you relax during your dental work so you can get the treatment your mouth needs and deserves. Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is used to help you feel more comfortable while still being awake. Call us today to learn more about sedation methods, like N2O.
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Can I Use Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
N2O (nitrous oxide) is one of the most common sedation techniques used in dentistry. It works for children and adults alike who face fears and anxiety about the dentist. Before we use something like nitrous oxide gas, we will go over your concerns, current medications, and medical history to be sure that nitrous oxide gas is indeed a fit for you. We can use this form of sedation for lengthy or short procedures and can even use it in conjunction with local anesthesia to help decrease potential pain. This form of sedation may not be suitable if you have extreme phobias, trouble breathing through your nose, have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other similar health concerns.
How Will Nitrous Oxide Work During My Dental Appointment?
Before we start your procedure, we will administer the nitrous oxide gas to you through a nasal hood. You will inhale the gas, and it will act quickly to begin relaxing you. We will carefully observe your health and response to the gas, and adjust the amount as necessary during the appointment for optimal relaxation. You will likely feel a tingling sensation, as well as a feeling of warmth, vibration, and euphoria as the N2O takes effect. This is all normal. Nitrous oxide is typically used along with a local anesthesia, like lidocaine, to deaden sensation; however, it is dependent on the procedure you're getting. When we are done, the gas is shut off and the effects will begin to fade immediately.
Is There A Recovery Period with Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
You should begin to recover from nitrous oxide sedation immediately because it typically leaves the body in under five minutes. You should be fine to operate a vehicle and return to your daily routine as soon as we are done with your procedure. While side effects are uncommon, you might experience headaches, chills, sweating, nausea, vomiting, or fatigue. If this happens, please contact our office if they last longer than a few days. To reduce the chance of nausea and vomiting, we recommend eating a light meal prior to your procedure and that you wait at least three hours after you leave before eating a larger meal.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
If you find yourself avoiding the dentist or are worried to get that oral pain fixed, please schedule an appointment with KFA Dental Excellence to learn more about nitrous oxide sedation at our Farmingdale, NY office. Our skilled staff will gladly answer any questions you have and ease your concerns about sedation. We want you to have a great experience and an even healthier mouth.