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Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Many dental patients who need to undergo dental surgery often get anxious during the procedure, don’t respond to local anesthesia, or have special needs that require other forms of sedation. For them, nitrous oxide sedation is considered the best way to keep them relaxed and sedated during the procedure.

Nitrous oxide (N2O), also known as laughing gas, is a mild sedative that can effectively safely and effectively manage pain and anxiety during dental procedures if used appropriately. Dental nitrous oxide sedation involves mixing the gas with oxygen and inhaling the mixture through a small mask placed over the nose. Patients, when breathing the mixture, feel its effect within minutes

At Summerville Dental, we help our patients who can’t be sedated using local anesthesia for any reason go through a dental procedure comfortably with nitrous oxide sedation. With state-of-the-art facilities, our staff makes sure you are properly sedated and comfortable before your dental procedure. Rest assured, you will have a pleasant experience meeting your dental needs with us.

Why Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

We may recommend nitrous oxide dental sedation because it is safe and effective for sedation. The gas works quickly to calm and relax patients, and the effect wears off quickly by inhaling pure oxygen through a mask. Besides, the gas does not put patients to sleep, so they can hear and respond to the dentist’s questions or instructions effectively.

Who is an Ideal Patient for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), nitrous oxide can be used for

  • Patients who are fearful, anxious, or uncooperative

  • Patients with special needs

  • Patients with gag reflexes interfering with dental care

  • Patients who do not respond to local anesthesia

  • Younger patients who need to undergo a lengthy dental procedure

Book an Appointment with Summerville Dental today

If you need to undergo a dental procedure but are afraid of it or need help with conscious sedation techniques, feel free to reach out to us. Book an appointment with our dental experts today, and let us treat you in our comfortable setting for the best experience possible.