Some patients have a fear of dental visits and procedures. In order to eliminate their anxiety and help them relax during their visits, we offer them the option of sedation dentistry using nitrous oxide.
Nitrous oxide or laughing gas is different from anesthesia and is not intended to put you to sleep. Instead, its administration puts you in a state of deep relaxation, allowing your dentist to complete any procedure you’re undergoing with ease. You will be awake and will be able to respond to your dentist’s questions or give them signs during the treatment.
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective way of sedation and is administered via the nose by means of a mask.You will feel light headed after the administration of nitrous oxide. Some people also experience heaviness and tingling in the arms and legs. The gas sedates you lightly and it’s effects wear off soon after the removal of the mask.
If you suffer from dental anxiety and wish to make your visits to the dentist more comfortable, contact Papadakis & Gonzalez DDS in NYC for the best sedation dentistry options using nitrous oxide. Call us at: