Nitrous oxide, often referred to as laughing gas for the feelings of happiness it causes, is just one of our sedative methods offered to help you have a positive dental experience. Nitrous oxide is a form of conscious sedation, meaning you will remain awake during treatment, but will be free of pain and anxiety. Some of our patients become so relaxed that they experience memory loss and do not remember the treatment process at all. During the treatment, you will be able to communicate with our dentists how you are feeling and what you are experiencing. Once the treatment is over, the effects of nitrous oxide generally wear off within five to ten minutes.
Nitrous oxide is completely safe to use, and Drs. Kinra and, Kinra lead our team in utilizing nitrous oxide for your benefit. To administer nitrous oxide in Jackson, Michigan, nitrous oxide is mixed with a higher level of oxygen and inhaled through the mouth or nose.
If you have questions about nitrous oxide and the many other ways in which we take care of your smile, please call us at Great Lakes Family Dental today. We are excited to take care of you and your family as we start you on the road to a healthier, happier smile.