Nitrous oxide sedation for dental anxiety
At Msmiline Cosmetic Dentistry of Pierrefonds, Quebec, Dr. Ramin Mirmooji and his dental associates understand that patients of all ages may be anxious about their upcoming dental appointment. Patients who are honest about their anxiety may find that solutions such as nitrous oxide sedation can ease their worries and help them relax during treatments.
What is nitrous oxide sedation?
Led by Dr. Mirmooji, the team at Msmiline Cosmetic Dentistry may recommend nitrous oxide sedation for patients with dental anxiety. This particular type of sedation is a form of inhalation sedation that uses nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” to relax patients during dental procedures. Nitrous oxide is one of the safest forms of sedation because it leaves the body quickly, allowing our patients to return to routine activities and drive right after their procedure. During treatment, patients must wear a mask over the nasal area that allows them to breathe in nitrous oxide-an odourless and colourless gas. The effect generally starts within two minutes and can last up to 20 minutes after the mask has been removed if oxygen is not administered to clear the airways of the gas.
When might I consider nitrous oxide?
Many of our patients who ask for nitrous oxide sedation services during their treatment know how it can ease the anxiety of having certain dental procedures performed. In addition to helping those with mild anxiety, nitrous oxide can also be used for those who have difficulty getting numb from local anesthesia or for more lengthy procedures when more comfort would be desired. After receiving nitrous oxide sedation, oxygen will be administered afterward so patients can return to their daily activities-including driving after their appointment.
Is nitrous oxide right for me?
When you visit Msmiline Cosmetic Dentistry, you can ask about sedation dentistry options available at the office. Nitrous oxide may be recommended if you are dealing with mild to moderate dental anxiety.
Be honest with our team to get the best results and have the most positive experience in the dentist’s chair! Call (514) 613-1888 to request a visit with our team of professionals in Pierrefonds, QC.