Nitrous oxide is a mild type of sedation dentistry, often recommended to help patients manage mild to moderate dental anxiety and fear so that they can receive treatments without difficulty. Nitrous oxide is a special mixture of gas that works via inhalation. Within a few minutes after you begin inhaling the mixture, you should begin to feel relaxed. Many patients have reported feeling a “floating” or euphoric sensation. When our dentist removes the nose mask after your treatment and you stop inhaling the gas, the feeling should wear off within a few minutes, allowing you to safely and legally drive yourself home.
Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” may be recommended for anyone who has dental anxiety or fear, is nervous about receiving treatment, or dislikes the sounds and sights of the dental office. Our team will monitor you throughout your appointment to make sure that you are safe and comfortable while using nitrous oxide and receiving your treatment.
For more information about the benefits of nitrous oxide in Hacienda Heights, California, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt to determine if this type of sedation dentistry is right for you, call Hacienda Heights Family Dentistry today at 626-961-1574. We are committed to your comfort, smile and oral health.