Our dental treatment areas are equipped with Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Sedation (laughing gas) for a mild and temporary relaxation effect during treatment.
Nitrous Oxide is a safe and well established way to deal with dental anxiety and discomfort, and can be used with children and adults. It is fast-acting, quick recovery and has few side effects.
Dr. Zanthos may discuss nitrous oxide as an option if you or your child require fillings, restorative treatment or extractions.
- At your appointment, you will wear a small mask over your nose that allows you to slowly breathe in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. You will not be asleep, but instead feel relaxed, calm and comfortable and fully able to communicate with Dr. Zanthos.
- At the end of the procedure, the mask is removed, and the effects of the nitrous oxide wear off shortly.
If you or your child is apprehensive about dental treatment, nitrous oxide sedation may be an approach to consider. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zanthos so we can learn more about your dental needs.