Laughing gas can help you feel more at ease in the dentist’s chair. Unlike other options, this type of sedation dentistry is quick to wear off so you can drive yourself home. It’s also safe for both children and adult patients.
Our team has experience using sedation dentistry to improve patient comfort. Call R. Peter Maly, DDS today to schedule your next appointment.
How Does Laughing Gas Make You Feel?
We will gently place a mask over your nose that supplies the laughing gas. After a few minutes of breathing through the mask, you should start to feel more at ease. Yet, you will still be awake and aware of your surroundings. You’ll also be able to cooperate with our dentists and their team.
Do you have dental anxiety? If so, talking to our dentists about sedation dentistry can help alleviate your fears. Our dentists are compassionate and understanding toward our patients, and we’re always willing to walk you through your sedation options.
How Long Does it Take to Wear Off?
The effects of laughing gas wear off as soon as we remove the mask. This means that you’ll be able to drive yourself home. Depending on the procedure, you’ll also be able to return to work or school after your appointment.
Will You Still Feel Pain?
Since laughing gas is a mild sedative, you’ll still need pain relievers for intensive procedures. Yet, laughing gas can help you feel more calm or even euphoric while in the dentist’s chair. We can use laughing gas for any procedure, from teeth cleanings to root canals. Laughing gas can help you feel more comfortable, especially when you need to hold your mouth open for a long time during an intensive oral surgery.