Here at Douglas R. Roth, DDS, we are proud to be able to offer nitrous oxide analgesia to our patients.
Nitrous oxide is a very safe form of sedation. It is inhaled, and its effects start within a few seconds. It can be adjusted quickly if a patient is sedated too lightly or too deeply. Also, after a few minutes without the gas, it is safe to drive home. It has very few side effects and hardly any effects on the kidneys, liver, brain, and more.
Nitrous oxide makes many people feel happy and warm. It causes a lot of people to laugh, so it is often called laughing gas. It is great for sedation when a person is nervous at the dentist. It is also a great pain reliever.
Not many dentists use nitrous oxide analgesia anymore. We would be glad to use it if you are extremely nervous or you need some pain relief during your procedure. Our goal is to keep you as relaxed as possible, no matter what procedure we are performing.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you have any questions about nitrous oxide or would like to schedule an appointment. We can be reached at (408) 978-2060.