Nitrous Oxide, known to many as laughing gas, is the most commonly used form of sedation in dentistry. It is given by having the patient inhale the gas through the nose. Dr. Nugent carefully monitors the amount and concentration of the nitrous oxide. You will fall into a joyous state and feel very relaxed. Feelings of fear and anxiety fade away. This allows you sit back calmly while your dental procedure is performed. In most cases all dental work can be completed in one visit while you are sedated.
Nitrous oxide sedation is extremely safe and effective. Once the procedure is over the nitrous oxide is turned off and you are given 100 percent Oxygen to flush the nitrous oxide our of your lungs. The effects of nitrous wear off fairly quickly. You are able to drive yourself home and return to your daily activities.
You will need to have an initial visit with Dr. Nugent to make sure that you are an eligible candidate for nitrous sedation. If you are nervous about your next dental visit its time to stop! Ask us about sedation dentistry and schedule your appointment today. See why we are the leaders in Dental Sedation. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.