If you have dental anxiety, we provide a comfortable sedation for your comfort to reduce anxiety.
Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Sedation
Nitrous oxide is a colourless gas that is commonly used for sedation and pain relief, but is also used by people to feel intoxicated or high. It is commonly used by dentists and medical professionals to sedate patients undergoing minor medical procedures.
What does nitrous oxide do? Nitrous oxide slows down your brain and your body’s responses, and the effects of the drug varies depending on how much has been inhaled. Taking nitrous oxide can cause: feelings of euphoria, relaxation and calmness. fits of giggles and laughter – hence the nickname ‘laughing gas’
What are the side effects of nitrous oxide? Negative side effects may include nausea or vomiting, headache, increased sleepiness, and/or excessive sweating or shivering. Headaches can result if a patient does not receive oxygen for at least five minutes after the nitrous oxide has been turned off.
How long does it take nitrous oxide to leave your system? How long does it take for the gas to kick in and wear off? Nitrous oxide works rapidly, and can relax a patient within 3 minutes. It is eliminated from the body about as quickly and patients are usually able to drive themselves home.
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- The combination of inhaled nitrous oxide and oxygen is a safe and effective means of managing pain and anxiety in dentistry, when used appropriately.
- There is an inherent safety margin for the proper administration of nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation.
- At least 12 delivery system audio and visual safety features have been developed to help avoid adverse events during nitrous oxide-oxygen administration.
- Adopting appropriate work practices and following recommendations from the Council on Scientific Affairs may help dental offices safely use nitrous oxide-oxygen.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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