Nitrous Oxide Sedation Available in Mt Vernon
Do you wish you could sail through your dental visit without any anxiety or pain? Nitrous oxide makes it perfectly possible to receive any dental procedure you need without any discomfort.
Nitrous oxide is a form of minimal sedation that involves inhaling a safe gas. Nitrous oxide helps you relax for as long as necessary, but also wears off quickly after you stop inhaling it. When you enter our office for your nitrous oxide appointment, our team will make sure that you feel comfortable with the small nitrous oxide mask, accompanied by any amenities or entertainment you would like.
You can leave our office with beautiful porcelain veneers, bright white teeth, or a smile free from decay and disease. At Mt. Vernon’s Center for Dentistry near in Alexandria, we make painless dentistry a reality with nitrous oxide.
Why is Nitrous Oxide Called Laughing Gas?
Nitrous oxide is commonly called “laughing gas” because it creates a sense of euphoria. Laughing gas is a mild sedative that causes the patient to feel at ease, and may even make them smile and laugh.
Advantages of Nitrous Oxide
Fast acting | Nitrous oxide reaches the brain within 20 seconds, and the patient will begin to relax and become numb after 2-3 minutes.
Adjustable | The depth of nitrous oxide sedation can be altered from moment to moment by your dentist based on your changing needs.
No time constraints | Some sedation methods can only remain effective for an hour or two, but nitrous oxide can be used for as little or as much time as necessary.
No hangover effect | The gas is eliminated from the body within 3 to 5 minutes once the gas supply is cut off. You can safely drive yourself home after the procedure.
Nitrous Oxide Side Effects
Nitrous oxide side effects are very rare. This mild form of sedation is one of the safest available. Our dentists will help you avoid nitrous oxide side effects by providing you with pre- and post-sedation instructions.
You can find relief from dental anxiety in our contemporary dental office in Alexandria. Contact us at Mt. Vernon’s Center for Dentistry to schedule your free sedation consultation today.