How Sedation Dentistry in Lincoln CA can Battle Your Dental Fears

Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas that has been used for sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe and the patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide. The patient is able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions.

Some patients may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep, sometimes not remembering everything that happened during their appointment.

 

There are many advantages to using Nitrous Oxide:

 

The depth of sedation can be altered at any time to increase or decrease sedation.

There is not an after effect such as a "hangover"

Inhalation sedation is safe, with no side effects on your heart and lungs, etc.

Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing gagging.

It works rapidly as it reaches the brain within 20 seconds. In as little as 2-3 minutes it’s relaxation and pain killing properties develop.

 

Reasons to not use Nitrous Oxide:

 

You should not use Nitrous Oxide if you have emphysema, chest problems, M.S., a cold or other difficulties with breathing. You may want to ask your dentist for a "5 minute trial" to see how you feel with this type of sedation method before proceeding.

 

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