Anxiety Free Visits (Nitrous Sedation)
Dental appointments may cause anxiety. At The Dentists at North Cypress, we are committed to making your visits pleasant and comfortable, which is why we offer several anxietylessening options, including nitrous sedation.
What Is Nitrous Sedation?
Nitrous sedation is the use of nitrous oxide gas (also known as the laughing gas) for sedation during a dental procedure. The gas, which is odorless and colorless, produces a euphoric effect, which relaxes you. The gas is administered through the nose (inhalation) using a face mask.
Advantages of Nitrous Sedation
Nitrous sedation has several benefits over other sedation options that are available during dental procedures—general anesthesia, oral medication, and IV sedation (injection). Below is a look at some of these benefits:
Is Nitrous Sedation Safe?
Nitrous sedation is safe and effective, with minimal risks of complications regarding overdosing. However, the gas can cause side effects in some people, which can include:
In addition to these side effects, there are some drawbacks to using nitrous oxide for sedation:
Anxiety and pain can cause your visit to become uncomfortable and unpleasant. However, with nitrous sedation, you can enjoy a smooth and pain-free experience, even with invasive dental procedures. Call us, The Dentists at North Cypress, at (281) 664-8100 to learn more about nitrous sedation and how it can help you during your dental appointments.
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