Are you one of the millions who get very anxious at that thought of a dentist coming near you with a drill? Does the phrase 'root canal' cause you to go into panic mode? At King House Dental in Redlands, CA, we offer the option of safe sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide sedation, for example, is used for routine procedures, such as dental exams and cleanings, as well as during more complex treatments, such as fillings, crowns, and dental implants. Also referred to as laughing gas, Nitrous oxide is a gentle gas that is inhaled by the patient through a nosepiece shortly before and throughout their procedure. Sedation dentistry is a safe and comfortable way for you to avoid the anxiety that is often felt in the dentist chair. At King House Dental, we are closely monitored to ensure we follow regulations set forth by our governing body, the American Dental Association.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation Reviews
Prior to the procedure, the dentist will administer the nitrous oxide to through inhalation tube placed in the nose. The gas will continue to be administered throughout the procedure with the dentist and his staff monitoring and adjusting the level of sedation as needed. Nitrous oxide will help the patient remain relaxed and calm throughout the entire procedure, while remaining awake and coherent enough to follow the dentist’s instructions. Following the procedure, the nitrous oxide is turned off and the effects wear off quickly.
Estimate of Cost
The cost of nitrous oxide varies based on the amount used during the procedure, but it is generally inexpensive. A large majority of our patients use this type of sedation dentistry and find the low cost well worth it.
Nitrous Oxide FAQs
Is It Safe?
Nitrous oxide is considered a safe method to provide patients with the level of relaxation during their dental procedure. Nitrous oxide is commonly and safely used in many dental procedures.
Can I Drive Home?
In most cases, patients are able to drive shortly after nitrous oxide sedation. This is patient specific, depending on the amount of work being done and the level of gas used. The dentist will tell patients during consultation if a driver will be required after their procedure and a ride will be arranged if circumstance change during the procedure.
Will I Fall Asleep?
Nitrous oxide does not put patients to sleep, it simply keeps the patient calm and relaxed throughout their procedure. Some patients may fall asleep, but this is not a reason for concern since they should be easily woken up.
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Conquer Your Dental Fears
At Dr. Tatevossian’s Redlands, CA office, patients can get great dental care without fear or anxiety. We will discuss the benefits of nitrous oxide sedation to help you begin your journey to a healthy smile without fear.