Nitrous Sedation

Nitrous Sedation

Patients who fear the dentist often have difficulty getting the treatments they need. Fortunately, La Cantera Dental Group offers several forms of sedation to keep you in a good state of mind, including nitrous sedation.

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide is often referred to as laughing gas, as it puts you in a “loopy” state to help you feel more relaxed. It’s a colorless, odorless gas that can safely and effectively manage anxiety during a dental treatment. You take this form of sedation by inhaling a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a mask.

Nitrous oxide is best for patients with mild anxiety or those having a shorter dental procedure.

What are the Benefits?

Thanks to nitrous sedation, patients can have a better experience at the dentist. Besides being in a calmer state, here are some of the other benefits you may experience:

Recovering from Nitrous Oxide

The recovery time for nitrous sedation is very short. Once the gas stops being administered, you should return to a normal state rather quickly. You should be able to drive yourself home after a dental procedure with nitrous sedation, but we still recommend having someone come with you as a precaution.

Is Nitrous Sedation Right for You?

If your dental anxiety is mild or if you’re having a short procedure, nitrous sedation could be the solution to get you through it with ease. Have any questions about this form of sedation? Call La Cantera Dental Group today, and a member of our team will be more than happy to assist you! We have one office on La Cantera Pkwy and another at the Park Oaks Center.

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