Nitrous Oxide, Laughing Gas | No Pain


sedation-dentistDental Sedation Pasadena Texas:

Over half of all Texans do not go to the dentist. There are multiple reasons for avoiding the dentist. The most common reasons Sedation Dentist Dr. Nugent hears are: Fear of Pain, Fear of Discomfort, Feelings of being claustrophobia and the smells/noises of the dental office.

With dental sedation, patients can easily relax and get the dentistry they deserve. Sedation dentistry is more than just controlling pain. Dr. Nugent is awesome with his local anesthesia. Dr. Nugent has several sedation options ranging from Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas), Oral Sedation Pills and a combination of Nitrous Oxide and Pills.


Most all of Dr. Nugent’s sedation patients report “no pain, no memory of the work and that they were in a dream/sleep like state of comfort”.

Sedation dentistry is great for the fearful dental patient. However, sedation dentistry can also be used for busy patients that want to get all their dental needs taken care of at one time. This is more convenient and time efficient for most patients.

Dental Sedation Pasdaena Texas

Sedation Dentistry use medicine to help you relax for a more comfortable dental appointment. Sedation dentistry can even help those who are really anxious about going to the dentist.

Sedation dentistry provides numerous advantages tailored to your specific need. Sedation causes your body to entirely relax. This improves the efficacy of local anesthetic. Sedation dentistry lessens the sense of time passing. This can be extremely beneficial if you require complex or several treatments in a single sitting. It also keeps your muscles from stiffening or becoming sore from sitting for long periods of time.

Your sedation is continuously monitored by Dr. Nugent and his team who ensure your safety and comfort in every circumstance.

Sedation Using Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a moderate dental sedative. It causes a condition of mild relaxation when breathed. It also lowers pain sensitivity. Nitrous Oxide is safe for almost all patients, regardless of age. After therapy, oxygen is utilized to counteract the effects of the nitrous oxide. You will be fully alert and able to drive yourself home once this is completed.

Sedation by mouth

For higher anxiety, oral sedation works well:

  • You take a tiny tablet before your therapy.
  • The sedative drug is FDA authorized and has a lengthy track record of safety.
  • You’ll recall very little of your visit.
  • You must have someone drive you home.

Sedation administered intravenously

Intravenous Sedation, often known as IV Sedation, is typically utilized for the most severe anxiety patients. The effects are immediate, and you may feel as though you slept through the therapy. The drugs instantly enter your blood stream. When the IV is turned off, you may feel sleepy, but this will pass in a few hours. You must have someone to drive you home.

Our first goal is your safety. Please inform us about the following during your appointment:

  • Any prescription or over-the-counter medications you use Any herbal or nutritional supplements you use Any allergies you have, especially medication reactions.
  • Any medical conditions you may have

If you have any questions or concerns concerning your treatment or sedation dentistry, please contact us. Dr. Nugent is located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena Texas. He has a strong interest in General, Cosmetic, Implant and Sedation Dentistry. Patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, Friendswood, League City, Clear Lake, La Porte and Houston Texas visit Dr. Nugent for expert dental care. Dr. Nugent has been voted BEST DENTIST  multiple times. Come see why so many people travel from all over Texas to see Dr. Nugent. Call us today at 713-941-8261.