While there are many things we do to help our patients limit their anxiety about their appointment, one thing that we do offer is Nitrous Oxide to help them relax.
What is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous Oxide is a time-proven, safe alternative to sedation techniques. It's very simple, with no needles. We use a face mask to administer the gas to help your body and mind relax.
The biggest advantage is that it has low potency, which means it doesn't stay with your body very long, so you can make a quick recovery.
Common Misconception About Nitrous Oxide
Many people this that Nitrous oxide is used to numb your teeth and reduce pain. However, that is not true; it just helps the patient relax.
Are There Any Risks Associated with Nitrous Oxide?
There have been so many studies done on the effects of Nitrous Oxide, and in general, there are very low risks. With the combination of some medications, it can be potentially risky, but not in the dental world as we don't administer other medications.