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?

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Pierrefonds QC

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.

Dr. Ramin Mirmooji

Dr. Ramin Mirmooji is a dynamic general practitioner who believes in providing excellent dentistry through personalized treatment plans and the best advice for patients. He graduated in Civil Engineering from South Bank Polytechnic (England) and studied microbiology and immunology at McGill University. He obtained his doctorate in dentistry from the University of Laval. He has followed many mini-residency courses in orthodontics, implantology, periodontics, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, pain management, MTA disorders, etc. He is a member of the Quebec Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association (CDA), Dental Society of Montreal, and International Congress of Implantology.

Dr. Samer Abboud

Dr. Samer Abboud, who graduated in Paris, France, is a general dentist practicing orthodontic services in several dental offices in Montreal. He has also served as a clinical research coordinator at McGill University and a professor. He has trained in adult and pediatric orthodontics, occlusion, and dental surgeries and has earned many diplomas. He has been a member of the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec, CDA, Association des Chirurgiens Dentistes du Québec, Proprietary Dentists of Quebec, and the National Dental Examining Board of Canada.

Dr. Alexa Lynch

Dr. Alexa Lynch is a University of Montreal graduate. She enjoys practicing different facets of dentistry and has a special interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, for which she has taken many continuing education courses. She aims to offer quality dental care to patients of all ages.