Nitrous oxide is more commonly known as laughing gas. This gas doesn’t usually make a patient laugh, but it does relax the patient to allow for a more relaxed, enjoyable, and faster dental experience. Many patients are starting to use nitrous oxide for very good reasons. Below we will discuss some of the benefits of using nitrous oxide.
- Quickly Wears Off – One of the great benefits of using nitrous oxide is that it wears off quickly once the gas is turned off. This allows for patients to feel normal right after their appointment. It also means that patients can drive themselves home or return back to school or work right after their appointment.
- Fast and Easy – The administration of nitrous oxide is done by placing a small mask over the nose. The gas is then inhaled through the nose. It works quickly to fully relax the patient.
- Safe for Kids – Nitrous oxide is safe and effective for patients of all ages, including children.
- Price – Nitrous oxide is relatively inexpensive and is usually covered by insurance.
Nitrous oxide has made going to the dentist possible for many individuals who experience anxiety while at the dentist. Unfortunately, many patients who experience anxiety while at the dentist just simply don’t go to the dentist and allow their dental problems to persist for far too long. We are proud to offer Nitrous oxide to all of our patients at the office of Kenneth R. Russell DDS. Give us a call today to discuss your option of nitrous oxide at your next appointment.