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Adalat group was established in 1988 in Amsterdam, Netherlands and since then has only grown to become one of the best professional dental organizations. DentalZorg has three practices in the Netherlands; two in Amsterdam and one in Zaanstreek-Waterland regions, and two practices in the UAE.

Sedation Dentistry -Nitrous Oxide For Dental Procedures

Sedation dentistry consist of a natural gas, Nitrous oxide. If you’ve ever heard of “laughing gas”, you’re at least a little bit familiar with nitrous oxide. It is a type of anesthetic that is very safe when used correctly and under the supervision of a professional. Most commonly used to reduce pain or calm anxious patients, nitrous oxide is administered for a variety of procedures in modern dentistry. Is nitrous the right choice for you during an upcoming trip to the dentist? Let’s find out!

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It's sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry, although that's not entirely accurate 

Side Effects

What Are The Side Effects Of Nitrous Oxide?

Some people experience mild hallucinations from laughing gas. Others may feel a bit confused after the effects of the gas have worn off. Your dentist will need to feed you oxygen afterwards, to prevent a headache from developing. Still curious about how does nitrous oxide work? Your dentist will probably test some laughing gas on you prior to your treatment, to get an idea of what sort of dose you will require. To find out more about happy gas and whether it could work for you, please contact us for an appointment.

The Benefits

The Benefits Of Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide can help anxious patients to get important dental treatments that they might otherwise avoid out of anxiety. It is especially useful for children’s dental treatments and for patients who:

Fear needles
Fear medical / hospital environments
Have a previous trauma that inhibits them from seeking dental treatment.
Why We Use N2O

Let’s face it, some dental procedures can be a little bit intimidating. Some patients find it very difficult to relax, sit still, or keep their mouth open during restorative care or a root canal. Nitrous oxide provides a simple and easy way to keep a patient tranquil while the dentist is working. N2O is also safe to use on children and older patients.

Nitrous oxide is a preferred sedative in dentistry because of its rapid onset, general safety, and the short period it takes to regain alertness afterwards (when compared to other anesthetics). N2O keeps you calm while your teeth are being fixed, and allows you to go back to a regular day not long after you visit the dentist.

Although the effects of nitrous oxide are temporary, West 85th Dental does recommend that you arrange a safe way home with a responsible adult following any sedation dentistry procedure.

Sedation Dentistry FAQ

How Does Laughing Gas Work?

Laughing gas leaves you conscious but dulls your pain and awareness. Its name comes from the calming effect that it has on the mind and body, sometimes causing a euphoric or giddy feeling that can even bring on a laughing fit.

Do I need laughing gas?

Laughing gas isn't necessary for pain relief, because your dentist delivers local anesthetic to the site of treatment. However, you may find it helpful if you have dental anxiety and find it difficult to relax during dental procedures

Is laughing gas safe?

Laughing gas is not only an easy alternative to full sedation, it’s also extremely safe, even for children and pregnant women.

You may be advised to pass on laughing gas in these cases:

You have a phobia or disability that prevent you from breathing through a mask.

You have a psychiatric condition, such as schizophrenia.

You're sensitive to nitrous oxide.

You have emphysema or another lung condition.

Modern dental procedures are performed with your comfort and best interest in mind. Laughing gas is just another option to make your visit as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

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