Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Killeen, TX
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Nitrous oxide gas, commonly known as laughing gas, is a clinically proven, safe measure to induce sedation. It helps to lessen discomfort during treatment while you stay conscious. So if you are looking to get a relaxing dental experience, contact our team at (254) 699-6000 to schedule an appointment.
What Is The Purpose of Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
Among other sedative techniques, nitrous oxide sedation is the easiest to employ. It is most commonly used in pediatric dentistry because many children have fear or anxiety regarding dentists and dental procedures. If you have an anxious child who needs dental treatment, our Killeen, TX, team will verbally comfort the child first and then use nitrous oxide sedation to help them feel at ease. Not only does it make them feel relaxed, but it also helps to develop a positive mindset about dentists and dental visits.
Nitrous oxide sedation is also useful to comfort adults with dental anxiety, sensitive gag reflex, or low pain threshold. If you are a candidate for a complex treatment plan that may take longer, we will recommend nitrous oxide sedation beforehand to relieve discomfort during the procedure.
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What to Expect During Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
Before starting sedation, our team will acquire your dental and medical history to ensure that you are fit for this process. Once you are good to go, we will begin it by placing a nasal hood on your nose. As the gas starts to kick in, you may feel slight tingling in your extremities. A warm feeling of euphoria follows, helping you feel at rest. Our team will continuously monitor the concentration of nitrous oxide gas along with your vitals.
Frequently, we use nitrous oxide sedation in conjunction with local anesthesia to give a pain-free experience. The gas will continue to flow in during the entire length of the dental treatment. Once the process is complete, we will turn off the gas flow. It may take a few minutes before the effects of nitrous oxide gas start to wear off. When you feel normal again, we will check your vitals and ensure you are ready to return home.
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