Nitrous Oxide

Making your next dentist appointment should not give you anxiety. If this stress and anxiety is hindering you from taking care of your teeth and gums, nitrous oxide may be for you. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a safe and effective way to manage dental pain and anxiety. Also known as Inhaled Sedation Dentistry, nitrous oxide is the most commonly used method for reducing mild to moderate anxiety at the dentist. This sedation method can be used for a variety of dental treatments and procedures. After your procedure, you will be able to recover quickly and resume normal activities immediately.

Sedation dentistry is used during complex dental treatments. These include root canal therapy, oral surgery and tooth extractions. With sedation dentistry, you will not remember the pain, noise or time it took for the procedure to be completed. Nitrous oxide makes it possible to have a safe, comfortable and painless dental experience.

You may be a candidate for sedation dentistry if you:

  • Have high fear of visiting the dentist
  • Have experienced trauma from a dental visit or procedure
  • Gag easily
  • Have very sensitive teeth
  • Require complex dental procedures that require a lengthy appointment

With sedation dentistry, Dr. Rania Kashlan can safely and comfortably perform a variety of dental treatments and procedures. Additionally, sedation dentistry allows Dr. Kashlan to be able to perform several procedures in one appointment. This saves the patient time and overall anxiety.

Nitrous oxide allows the patient to experience a variety of benefits such as:

  • No sense of hearing or smell
  • No fear or anxiety
  • No sense of time required
  • No memory of the procedure

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