Nitrous Oxide is a sweet smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe.
Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe ; the patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide.
The patients are able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions.
The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep not remembering all of what happened during their appointment.
There are many advantages to using Nitrous Oxide
- The depth of sedation can be altered at any time.
- There is no after effect such as a “hangover”.
- Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart or lungs.
Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing gagging.