Is nitrous oxide safe?
Nitrous oxide is an odorless gas that's mixed with oxygen and has been used in dentistry since the mid-1800s. It is a mild form of sedation and is extremely helpful for dental patients who suffer from anxiety during their visits. Nitrous is safe – in fact, it is safe enough to use for children.
There are many benefits to using nitrous oxide. We administer it through a comfortable nasal mask, so all you have to do is relax and breathe normally. Your trained dental team will carefully monitor your comfort level during treatment and adjust the delivery of gas to meet your needs.
Patients at our Washington, PA dental office like nitrous oxide because it works quickly, and you will feel the calming effects in moments. Nitrous oxide won't put you to sleep, but you will feel drowsy and relaxed, and the activity around you will fade into the background.
Nitrous is an excellent choice for our busy patients because its effects wear off as soon as we stop administering it. You will be able to resume all your usual daily activities as soon as you leave our office.
At Pruce Dental, your safety is our top concern. We adhere strictly to established standards like proper ventilation and work practices to reduce the concentration of nitrous oxide in our treatment rooms.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of nitrous oxide, please give us a call!