Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry – Buda, TX

Safe, Gentle & Soothing

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a mild sedative agent that can be used to safely and effectively manage pain and reduce anxiety. It is a colorless, odorless gas that is breathed in through a small mask placed over the nose. Keep reading to learn more about nitrous oxide sedation dentistry in our Buda, TX dental office.

Why Choose Buda Dental Professionals for Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry?

  • Comprehensive Treatment Plans
  • Fun, Relaxing Dental Office Atmosphere
  • Team That Forms Personal Relationships with Patients

How is Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation Performed?

Smiling child receiving nitrous oxide sedation dentistry

The gas is mixed with oxygen and inhaled. After breathing normally for a few minutes, the dental patient should feel the effects of the anesthesia. The nitrous slows down your nervous system, resulting in a reduction in inhibition, as well as a light-headed feeling and a heaviness in the arms and legs. The result is a reduction in anxiety and a general feeling of calmness. 

One of the key aspects of its use is that the effects resolve after breathing pure oxygen for a few minutes, allowing patients to recover and drive themselves to and from the procedure. If you have anxiety about dental procedures, consider nitrous oxide dental sedation at your next appointment.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions

Is nitrous oxide sedation dentistry safe?

For the vast majority of patients, it is very safe.

Who should NOT receive nitrous oxide dental sedation?

People that are going through the first trimester of pregnancy or have COPD, vitamin B-12 deficiency, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency, or a history of substance abuse.

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