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Nitrous Oxide (Inhalation Conscious Sedation)

Commonly known as laughing gas, this is another method used in oral sedation. The use of inhalation conscious sedation (nitrous oxide and oxygen) has been a mainstay of sedation techniques in dentistry for generations and still represents the most frequently employed technique.

An advantage of this technique of inhalation conscious sedation is that most people receiving it recover promptly and may be permitted to leave the dental office unescorted and resume normal activities immediately. Inhalation conscious sedation is most effective with mild to moderate degrees of dental anxiety.

 How does Inhalation Sedation – Nitrous Oxide work?

After 2-3 minutes of breathing in the gas, you will experience a pleasurable feeling spread throughout your body, eliminating any pain. This allows us to work easily to give you the smile you want and deserve.  You will feel a bit lightheaded and often people get 'the giggles' (hence the name laughing gas!).  You won’t experience a "hangover" effect because the gas is eliminated from the body within 3 to 5 minutes after the gas supply is stopped. You can safely drive home and don't need an escort.

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To learn more about inhalation conscious sedation dentistry, give us a call today at 239-947-5858.  With over 35 years of experience delivering healthy smiles, Dr. Raass will answer your questions candidly and completely.

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