Nitrous Oxide (Lauging Gas) is available at Chambers Bridge Dental

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas, is a sedative that can make dental work far less uncomfortable. The team at Chambers Bridge Dental in Cottage Grove, Oregon, offers nitrous oxide to patients for many dental procedures. This option helps calm patients down and put them at ease in the dentist’s chair, making dental work easier and more efficient for patients and dentists alike. To find out if nitrous oxide is right for your situation, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Nitrous Oxide Q & A

What is nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide is a sedative in gas form that allows you to undergo dental procedures comfortably and without anxiety. After breathing in nitrous oxide before a dental procedure, you’ll stay awake for the entirety of the dental work, but you’ll feel relaxed and at ease.

Nitrous oxide is administered through a breathing mask that you put on shortly before your dental work begins. In some cases, it’s combined with an anesthetic injection.

Why would I need nitrous oxide?

Typically, nitrous oxide helps patients who feel anxious about going to the dentist. It can be especially helpful if your fear keeps you from undergoing necessary dental procedures. The team at Chambers Bridge Dental may offer you nitrous oxide for procedures like:

  • Root canals
  • Fillings
  • Dental implants

If you’re apprehensive about visiting the dentist, you can ask about nitrous oxide for virtually any procedure.

How does having nitrous oxide administered work?

A team member at Chambers Bridge Dental will place a breathing mask over your face. They’ll then tell you to breathe in through your nose normally. Within a couple of minutes, you’ll start to feel the effects. You may feel a combination of these sensations:

  • A feeling of heaviness
  • Comfort
  • Calmness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Tingling in the arms and legs

More than anything, you’ll feel relaxed and you won’t be worried about the dental procedure being performed.

Is nitrous oxide safe?

The short answer is yes, nitrous oxide, when administered by the trained professionals at Chambers Bridge Dental, is very safe. However, it’s important to understand the potential negative side effects of the drug. They include:

  • Headaches
  • Sweating
  • Shivers
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

To help you avoid these side effects, the team at Chambers Bridge Dental gives you oxygen through a breathing mask for a few minutes while the nitrous oxide wears off. In certain cases, you may need a friend or family member to drive you home after undergoing dental work involving the use of nitrous oxide.

To find out if nitrous oxide can benefit you and help ease the fear you may have of undergoing dental work, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.