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Nitrous Oxide Specialist

General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Allen, TX

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Nitrous Oxide services offered in Allen, TX

At DFW Absolute Dental in Allen, Texas, patient comfort is a top priority. That’s why Maria Shahdad, DDS, offers her patients sedation options, such as nitrous oxide. Sedation techniques allow you to relax while undergoing dental treatment. Whether you’re sensitive to pain or have a dental phobia, nitrous oxide can help you get the care you need without the discomfort. To learn more about nitrous oxide, call DFW Absolute Dental or book an appointment online now.

Nitrous Oxide Q & A

What is nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide is an odorless gas that you inhale through a small nasal mask. Offering deep relaxation, nitrous oxide begins working within minutes and has fewer side effects than other sedation techniques, like oral or IV sedation.

Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide can help relieve dental anxiety and discomfort. The gas delivers whole-body relaxation without putting you to sleep. As a result, nitrous oxide is the only form of sedation that allows you to drive home after your procedure.

What does nitrous oxide feel like?

Nitrous oxide is a fast-acting gas that can cause you to feel:

  • Euphoric
  • Giggly
  • Happy
  • Calm
  • Relaxed

What makes nitrous oxide an excellent sedation tool for children and adults alike is how quickly the gas wears off. The effects begin to subside within minutes after Dr. Shahdad removes the mask.

What can I expect from nitrous oxide?

When you arrive for your appointment at DFW Absolute Dental, Dr. Shahdad and her team place a mask over your nose and mouth. Children have the option of a nasal hood, which does not cover the mouth. Throughout the entire procedure, Dr. Shahdad monitors you and administers oxygen.

You should start to feel the effects of nitrous almost immediately, within minutes of inhaling the gas. Since laughing gas doesn’t put you to sleep, you are still conscious and aware of your surroundings. However, you may be slow to react. Nitrous oxide typically causes your arms and legs to feel heavy, weak, and tingly in some instances.

Depending on your side effects, Dr. Shahdad may give you more oxygen after stopping your nitrous oxide.

Who can benefit from nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative for individuals of all ages, as it has very few side effects. You may consider nitrous oxide at DFW Absolute Dental if you:

  • Have a dental phobia
  • Suffer from an anxiety disorder
  • Are sensitive to pain
  • Don’t respond well to other anesthetics
  • Must undergo a lengthy procedure
  • Have special needs
  • Have a sensitive gag reflex

After reviewing your medical history and discussing your options, Dr. Shahdad can determine whether you’re a good candidate for nitrous oxide.

To learn more about nitrous oxide, call DFW Absolute Dental or schedule an appointment online today.

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