King House Dental Group
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Are you one of the millions who get very anxious at the 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 Group 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's chair. At King House Dental, we are closely monitored to ensure we follow regulations set forth by our governing body, the American Dental Association.
The dentist will place a tube in the nose to administer the nitrous oxide. The staff and the dentist will monitor sedation levels as the gas is administered during the procedure. This gas will help you stay comfortable and calm throughout the procedure without interfering with your awareness to follow the dentist instructions. The nitrous oxide effect dissipates quickly after the procedure is done.
The cost of nitrous oxide varies based on the amount used during the procedure, but it is generally very affordable. A large majority of our patients use this type of sedation dentistry and find the low cost well worth it.
Nitrous oxide is a very safe sedation method commonly used in dentistry.
Commonly, patients drive themselves home after nitrous oxide sedation. But this dependends on the amount of gas used, the level of sedation, and the length of the procedure. During prior consultation, the dentist will advise if the patient will need a driver after their procedure; alternatively, a ride can be arranged if circumstances require it.
Most patients do not fall asleep while under nitrous oxide sedation because it only keeps them calmed and relaxed, but patients that might fall asleep can easily be woken up.
Dr. Tatevossian hopes to educate patients on good oral health, provide custom treatment plans, and create gorgeous smiles that last for years. We hope this website is beneficial for you to learn more about our talented dentist, the procedures he offers, and dental conditions he treats, and more.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation