Orange County Nitrous Oxide Dentist
ask Orange County Gentle Dentist Dr. Tammy Tran about nitrous oxide. This mild relaxant not only helps relieve any anxiety about your dental visit, but has an added benefit of working well with people who have trouble getting numb.
In fact, if even after more than one injection of Novocain you can still feel drilling in your teeth, you’ll find that with nitrous oxide, which enhances the anesthetic effect of Novocain, you won’t feel any pain at all. Nitrous oxide is safe, convenient and comfortable but perhaps it’s most important feature is that, unlike other sedatives that can have lingering effects, when your procedure is finished you’ll be able to continue your normal routine as if you never had a sedative.
What is Nitrous Oxide?
You may know nitrous oxide by a more commonly used name, laughing gas. This mild sedative is mixed with oxygen and is administered through a mask placed over your nose. It acts as a relaxant that relieves any anxiety or stress you may feel when sitting in the dental chair. It is safe, convenient and comfortable.
It is safe, convenient and comfortable and reversing its effects is quick and easy, a simple matter of giving you oxygen to breathe. Within minutes you’ll be able to drive yourself home or to work or continue with any other activity you have planned for that day.
Pros and Cons of Nitrous Oxide
As with everything in life, there are advantages and disadvantages to nitrous oxide.
- The primary advantage of nitrous oxide is that it helps patients relax without the lingering effects of other sedatives.
- A second benefit is that it can be used to enhance numbing induced by Novocain.
- However, a possible side effect of nitrous oxide is nausea, although this is considered to be rare and most likely to occur only when the gas is given at a very high dosage.
Your comfort and relaxation is extremely important to Dr. Tran, which is why she has nitrous oxide available if needed. She would be happy to talk to you about any dental anxiety you may have and what she can do to make your dental visit stress free. To schedule a visit with Dr. Tran, call her office at 714-979-3710 or visit her Make an Appointment Orange County Nitrous Oxide Dentist page.