Laughing Gas Sedation
At Edison Park Smiles, we care about your comfort as much as we care about your oral health. We completely understand that some of our patients may be stressed and anxious about receiving dental treatments, causing them to delay therapy until it’s too late. That is why we take every necessary step to ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed while we take care of your teeth, by offering safe and effective sedation dentistry services. Sedation is a process used to establish a calm, easy and relaxed state of mind with the use of medication.
One of the major advantages of undergoing dental treatment under the effect of sedation is that people often feel like their dental procedure lasted only for a short period, while it may have actually taken hours to perform. This allows dentists to complete complex procedures with ease in a single visit.
At Edison Park Smiles, we use laughing gas sedation to help our patients relax during their oral care procedures. Laughing gas is a colorless, sweet-smelling, non-irritating gas. The patient is allowed to inhale a mixture of oxygen and laughin gas via a mask placed over the nose. This induces a mild state of relaxation and amnesia. However, they will still be awake and will be able to respond to our questions during the procedure. After the treatment is over, the laughing gas is switched off, and the patient inhales only oxygen for a while. The effects of the gas go away soon after it is turned off and you will have little or no memory of the procedure.
There are numerous benefits of using laughing gas sedation
- The amount of sedation can be controlled by the dentist during the procedure
- It works rapidly reaching the brain within 20 seconds
- It does not have a “hangover” like effect
- Inhalation sedation has no side effects on your lungs or heart
For more information about laughing gas sedation, please feel free to contact our office for a consultation. You can call our experts at (773) 482-3206.