Nitrous Oxide Sedation Overview
At Made Ya Smile, our staff helps every patient feel comfortable and confident about the dental treatment we offer. If you are feeling nervous or anxious about a certain procedure, Dr. Tuan (Anthony) Ly offers nitrous oxide (N2O) gas so you can feel at ease. Also called "laughing gas", nitrous oxide is safe for patients of all ages and does not carry any negative after-effects, allowing you to drive home after your scheduled appointment. It's a great solution that does not make you go to sleep, perfect for restorative care, dental cleanings, and other types of treatment. If fear is standing in the way between you and a healthy, happy smile, reach out to professionals at Made Ya Smile in Missouri City, TX for a consultation.
Best Candidates for Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide gas is a mild option for patients ranging from children to adults. Before providing this effective sedation option, Dr. Ly will review your medical history, including any previous dental work, then have a discussion with you about your dental fears. Made Ya Smile uses nitrous oxide gas in along with a local anesthetic so you can feel even more comfortable throughout a variety of procedures. Nitrous oxide is perfect for routine cleanings, restorative procedures, oral surgeries, or anytime you feel anxious while receiving dental care. Please let a member of our team know if you have a more severe dental phobia or respiratory issues such as COPD.
What To Expect with Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Before we begin your dental procedure, Made Ya Smile will administer nitrous oxide gas through a small mask we fit over your nose. Dr. Ly will instruct you to breathe as normal, and you should feel the effects within just a few minutes. You will begin to feel happy and relaxed, with a warm sensation in your hands and feet. We will adjust the gas as needed so you can remain comfortable throughout the treatment. Nitrous oxide may also be paired with a local anesthetic to numb the area. When the gas is turned off, we will take off the mask so you can restore your normal oxygen levels. You will also begin to feel normal within a few short minutes without any lasting side effects.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation Recovery
Since the nitrous oxide gas is expelled from the body within 3 – 5 minutes, you will be able to drive home immediately after your visit and return to your normal routine. If you received a local anesthetic, however, do not consume any food until the numb feeling has worn off. While most patients do not experience any side effects from the nitrous oxide sedation, there is a small chance you may get a headache, chills, fatigue, nausea, or vomiting. Minimize your risk of these effects by eating a light snack or meal just before and three hours after your visit.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation Insurance Coverage
To learn if nitrous oxide sedation is paid for under your dental insurance, Made Ya Smile will call your provider about your specific coverage and benefits. Our team wants you to get the dental care you require in the most comfortable and affordable way possible, which is why we help you find a financial solution that works for your family. We accept many options for payment, including low-interest financing with CareCredit® for patients.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Don't allow dental anxiety to prevent you from getting the treatment you need for a healthy, bright smile that will last you for years. Dr. Ly in Missouri City, TX offers nitrous oxide gas to make you feel more calm and relaxed while visiting the dentist. Laughing gas is an excellent solution as a mild sedative that does not carry any negative effects on the body. Improve your comfort during dental procedures by scheduling an appointment with a caring member of our Made Ya Smile team.