Dental Anesthesia Associates,
Linwood Office


Nitrous Oxide

Laughing Gas

Nitrous Oxide  is a sweet-smelling, colorless, non-irritating gas which you can breathe.

Nitrous Oxide continues to be the primary means of sedation in dentistry for numerous years. Nitrous oxide is safe, the patient receives 50 70 percent oxygen with at least thirty percent nitrous oxide.
The patient can breathe on their very own and stay in control of all the bodily functions.
The patient might experience mild amnesia and might fall asleep, and not remember all of what occurred during their appointment.

There are many advantages to using Nitrous Oxide

  • The level of sedation may be changed at any time to improve or decrease sedation.
  • There’s no after effect like a “hangover”.
  • Inhalation sedation is safe with no unwanted side effects on your lungs and heart, etc.
  • Inhalation sedation is extremely efficient in minimizing gagging.
  • It really works quickly as it reaches the brain within twenty seconds. Within 2-3 minutes it’s relaxation or pain killing properties develop.

Reasons to not use Nitrous Oxide

You shouldn’t utilize Nitrous Oxide in case you’ve been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Though generally there are no other major contraindications toward using nitrous oxide, you might not want to use it if you have emphysema, exotic chest troubles, M.S., a cold or other difficulties with breathing.
You might want to ask Dr. Thurm for a “five minute trial” to see how you feel with this type of sedation method before proceeding.

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