What is nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas, is a gas used in sedative dentistry. Nitrous oxide is one of the options we provide at Huckabee Family Dentistry to help our patients have the best possible dental experience. As you breathe in nitrous oxide through a nose mask, you will feel more relaxed and calm. Nitrous oxide typically results in a euphoric, relaxed state, allowing you to feel at ease throughout your dental treatment. Nitrous oxide sedation is very safe; the effects wear off within minutes of the end of the treatment, and you can legally and safely drive yourself home after the appointment.
Do I need nitrous oxide sedation?
Our gentle dentists may recommend nitrous oxide in if you suffer from dental anxiety or if you feel very nervous about your appointment. In addition, sedation dentistry can be a good option for patients who have back or neck pain that makes it difficult to get comfortable in the dental chair. Drs. Sam and Melanie Huckabee, along with their skilled dental team, will carefully monitor you throughout your treatment to ensure your safety and comfort. We invite you to call or visit our dental office today to learn more about nitrous oxide sedation and how we can make your visit more enjoyable.