Many patients feel a little more comfortable during their visits with the use of nitrous oxide sedation in Altadena, California, and this sense of relaxation is important to our dentist and team. Our goal at Mint Dental Loft is to provide you and your family an environment in which you truly feel cared for when receiving dental care. To learn more from Dr. Tran Han about nitrous oxide, please call 626.639.8618 and schedule your consultation.
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a mild sedative which works to help you feel more relaxed while receiving treatment. This type of sedation works via inhalation to produce a “euphoric” or “floating” effect so that you will feel more comfortable in our office. Our dentist typically recommends nitrous oxide for patients who:
- Suffer from dental anxiety
- Feel anxiety about a specific treatmen
- Dislike the sounds and sights of the dental office
When you receive nitrous oxide, our dentist will provide a nose mask through which you will inhale the gas. You will feel the effects of the sedative very quickly, after which we will provide your treatment. The effects of the gas wear off a few minutes after the nose mask is removed. This form of sedation is very safe, and we will monitor you throughout your treatment to ensure that you are safe and comfortable. You will also be able to safely and legally drive yourself home following treatment.
If you have any questions about nitrous oxide, please contact our office. We will be happy to schedule a consultation with you to discuss the benefits of sedation dentistry and determine if nitrous oxide is a good option for you.