Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Central TX

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About Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Do you feel nervous when visiting the dentist? If you have been avoiding dental care out of fear or anxiety, you could benefit from nitrous oxide sedation. This common sedation dentistry option, also known as "laughing gas," can be effective at reducing mild to moderate dental anxiety and helping patients feel more at ease during dental services. Delivered via a small nasal mask, nitrous oxide sedation is inhaled throughout the dental procedure and allows you to remain awake yet enjoy a more relaxed visit. Let the caring team at ACE Dental of Texas help you overcome your dental fear with nitrous oxide sedation! Get in touch with one of our practice locations today to learn more about this sedation dentistry option.

Is Nitrous Oxide Gas Right for You?

Nitrous oxide gas is an incredibly popular sedation technique that can be used safely on children and adults alike. While we take a gentle approach to care, our team understands that many in our community are fearful of visiting the dentist. Our dental experts will review your health history, current medications, and concerns to ensure nitrous oxide gas is a good choice for you. It can be used for longer, more complex procedures or routine preventive services to help minimize mild to moderate feelings of anxiety. Nitrous oxide gas might not ideal for those who have difficulty breathing through the nose, extreme dental phobias, respiratory illnesses, or similar conditions.

What To Expect With Nitrous Oxide Gas

Before the procedure begins, the nitrous oxide gas will be administered to you via a small nasal hood. As you breathe in the gas, it will act quickly and allow you to relax within minutes. A member of our clinical team will monitor your response to the gas during your visit and adjust the amount as required to help you remain at ease. Nitrous oxide sedation often causes a tingling sensation in your arms and legs, a feeling of warmth, euphoria, and even giddiness as it takes effect. This sedation dentistry option is often paired with local anesthesia for treatment comfort. When your procedure is finished, the gas will be turned off and you will breathe in oxygen through the mask for a few moments until the effects subside.

Following Your Procedure

Recovery from nitrous oxide sedation is usually immediate, as the gas is eliminated from the body within 3 – 5 minutes. You should be able to drive yourself home and resume your normal daily activities as soon as you leave our facility. Side effects following this form of sedation are uncommon, but you could experience sweating, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headaches, or chills. Do not hesitate to call our office at any time if you have questions or concerns. To minimize the chance of nausea, the ACE Dental team suggests you consume a small meal or light snack prior to your procedure and then wait about three hours after your appointment before consuming a heavy meal.

Does Insurance Cover Sedation?

Sedation dentistry options, like nitrous oxide, may be partially covered under some dental insurance policies. If you carry dental insurance, we will contact your company to understand your benefits as it pertains to nitrous oxide sedation. This information will help us calculate your expected costs before your procedure. ACE Dental accepts many forms of payment, including medical financing, to help make getting the care you need with nitrous oxide sedation more convenient.

Ease Anxiety With Laughing Gas

Please do not let dental fear or anxiety keep you from getting the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. Along with a gentle chairside manner and calming environment, the team at ACE Dental of Texas offers nitrous oxide sedation to help you get the care you need. Talk with our friendly team today to schedule your visit and learn more about how nitrous oxide sedation might create positive, relaxing dental visits.

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