Every day at Aegis Dental, we see patients of all ages who are anxious about visiting the dentist. Thankfully, our warm and friendly team is often enough to help them feel comfortable and relaxed in the chair. However, for patients who need a little more assistance to combat dental nerves, we can offer nitrous oxide sedation. Whether you are visiting our office for a general cleaning or a dental procedure, Dr. Chandy is a sedation dentist in Carrollton who can safely and effectively administer nitrous oxide, allowing you to be at ease during your appointment. From the moment you begin to feel the effects to the time it completely wears off, you will feel comfortable and free of any discomfort. If you believe that you or your child could benefit from using nitrous oxide sedation at your next appointment, just give us a call today.
Nitrous oxide, better known as “laughing gas,” is a colorless, odorless gas that has been used for generations to help calm fearful dental patients. Considered a safe and effective method of sedation, nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a mask.
If you’re concerned it will put you to sleep, don’t be. Nitrous oxide is meant to relax you but also keep you aware, so you can answer any questions Dr. Chandy or our dental team may ask.
In our office, a patient simply inhales the gas through a small nasal mask, and within a few minutes, they will begin to feel warm, happy, and maybe even like they are floating. The gas also lowers a person’s ability to feel any kind of discomfort. The mask will stay on for the entirety of the appointment, and once it is removed, the gas’ effects wear off almost instantly, allowing a patient to go back to their day without any lasting drowsiness.
You will not need to worry about having someone drop you off and pick you up from your appointment. That is how quickly you can get back to your regular routine.
One of the great benefits of this type of sedation is that almost anyone can receive it. Candidates who have any of the following might find nitrous oxide to be a suitable solution:
Unfortunately, there are situations when a patient might not be a qualified candidate for nitrous oxide. These scenarios include: