Our caring dentist may recommend nitrous oxide to help manage dental anxiety. This mild sedative works to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during your treatment so that you can receive the care you need. Call Wright Family Dental today at 801-566-3332 to set up an appointment with Dr. Stephen Wright and learn more about how nitrous oxide sedation in Midvale, Utah, can benefit you
Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as laughing gas, is a type of dental sedation. It is one of the most popular forms of dental sedation because it is very effective in reducing anxiety and fear during dental procedures.
During nitrous oxide sedation, you will breathe in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a small mask placed over your nose. You will feel relaxed and may even feel a bit lightheaded or dizzy. You will be able to hear and respond to questions from our dentist, but you may not remember much about the procedure afterwards.
Nitrous oxide sedation is a good option for people who experience dental anxiety or fear, as well as for those who need to have a lengthy or complex procedure. It is also a good option if you have a sensitive gag reflex.
If you are considering nitrous oxide sedation, be sure to let our dentist and team know if you have any medical conditions, such as asthma, heart disease or pregnancy. You should also let us know if you are taking any medications, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements.
Nitrous oxide sedation is generally safe and has few side effects. The most common side effect is nausea, which can be reduced by breathing slowly and deeply through the nose during the procedure. Some people may also experience a headache after the procedure, which can be relieved with pain medication.
If you are considering nitrous oxide sedation for your next dental procedure, talk to our dentist about whether it is the right option for you. Contact our team today to learn more and schedule your consultation!