Our experienced Dentist may recommend nitrous oxide sedation if you suffer from mild dental anxiety or fear. Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” helps you manage anxiety, fear and nervousness so that you can receive your treatments without difficulty.
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a nitrogen-oxygen mixture that works via inhalation. A small nose mask is slipped over your face, and you will breathe in the gas during your treatment. It begins working almost instantaneously to help you feel relaxed. Many patients report a “floating” or euphoric sensation. After your treatment is complete, we will remove the mask, and the effects of the nitrous oxide will wear off after a few minutes. You will be able to legally and safely drive yourself home.
Nitrous oxide is an excellent sedation option and can be safely administered to patients of all ages. Our Dentist will review your concerns, your treatment and your medical history with you to ensure that it is the right type of sedation for you, and you will be closely monitored throughout your visit to ensure that you are safe and comfortable while receiving nitrous oxide.
We invite you to contact us at 949-249-8721 to learn more about the benefits of nitrous oxide in Aliso Viejo, California, and to set up your consultation with Dr. Michelle Eng.