Patients with dental anxiety or phobia or those with a history of traumatic dental experiences often avoid dental care, which can lead to dental neglect and serious dental problems. Our Los Angeles Nitrous Oxide expert can make your next dental appointment pleasant and relaxing with nitrous oxide. Nitrous Oxide is a safe, effective mild sedative that can be used in patients who feel nervous or anxious about dental treatment.
Nitrous Oxide is a colorless gas with a sweet odor that produces a mild anesthetic effect and feelings of euphoria or relaxation when inhaled. It has been used safely in dentistry for decades. If you are a candidate for NO, our expert in Nitrous Oxide in Los Angeles, will first place a mask over your nose. This mask will administer a special blend of NO and oxygen directly to you. Also called laughing gas, NO is not designed to make you fall asleep, but you might feel a little drowsy while it is in effect. You will still be awake and aware of everything that is going on around you, but you will feel deeply relaxed and calm. You can follow directions and respond as needed.
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The gas takes effect within minutes of being administered. You will breathe normally through your nose, and you may feel a light tingling sensation in your arms and legs, or you may feel as though you are weightless. Both of these feelings are normal. As the gas begins to take full effect, you should feel calm, warm, and comfortable. Our Los Angeles Nitrous Oxide expert will still use a local anesthetic to ensure a completely pain-free experience. Once your treatment is complete, we will switch the gas to pure oxygen, and the NO will leave your system nearly as quickly as it entered. By the time you are ready to leave our office, you should feel just as you did when you walked in.
Our expert in Nitrous Oxide in Los Angeles may recommend NO if you have a sensitive gag reflex, your teeth are extremely sensitive, you have difficulty getting numb, you are anxious or phobic, or you have a particularly long or complex dental treatment. You also may benefit from sedation if you have jaw, neck, or back problems that affect your ability to sit for dental care. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our expert in sedation dentistry in Los Angeles.