Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Dental anxiety is common, and you may experience it whenever you visit the dentist for tooth-related pain, teeth cleanings, or cosmetic treatment. Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that can help ease your anxiety and discomfort when you visit us.
Why Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a colorless and orderless compound that is safe and effective for managing pain and anxiety in dentistry. Nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. Patients are asked to breathe normally and should feel the effect of the gas within minutes.
How Will It Make Me Feel?
Nitrous oxide slows down your nervous system to make you feel less inhibited. You may feel light-headed, tingly, or even heaviness in your arms or legs. Ultimately, you should be calm and comfortable throughout the procedure. You might even giggle a time or two. It quickly works to relax you without putting you directly to sleep. You will still be able to hear and respond to questions in your relaxed state. Our team will monitor you every step of the way to ensure you are comfortable.
Can I Drive Home Afterwards?
Unlike other sedation options, Nitrous Oxide wears off a soon as you stop inhaling the gas so you can drive home after your appointment and resume your regular activities.
Is Nitrous Oxide Right For me?
It may be right for you if you :
- Experience fear or anxiety at the dentist
- Have special health care needs
- Have a gag reflex that interferes with your dental care
- You do not respond adequately to local anesthesia
- You are younger and must undergo a lengthy dental procedure
We can help you decide if Nitrous Oxide sedation is right for you! Call our office today to ask about your sedation options!
…with sedation dentistry you can regain your health and have the fabulous smile you always wanted
Dr. Marnie Bauer specializes in cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers, & sedation dentistry throughout the Tampa & South Tampa area. Areas we service include Bayshore Beautiful, Hyde Park, New Suburb Beautiful, Gray Gables, Culbreath, West Shore, Palma Ceia, Gulfview, Westshore Yacht Club, 33602, 33606, 33609, 33611, 33616, 33629 & all of Hillsborough County.