Sedation Dentistry

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a wonderful asset to modern dentistry, and to our Katy, TX dental office. It’s safe, effective, and has been used during dental procedures for decades. Nitrous oxide is administered, along with oxygen, through a nose hood. The nitrous oxide constantly flows throughout the procedure, so you won’t have to worry about it wearing off. While you will still be conscious for the procedure, laughing gas eliminates discomfort and makes you feel relaxed.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry at Our Katy, TX Office

There are a few reasons why you might want to opt for nitrous oxide during your next procedure.

  • Nitrous oxide alleviates anxiety about the procedure.
  • It helps restless patients sit still.
  • More than one procedure can be done during one visit.
  • You won’t remember much, if any, of the procedure.
  • Time seems to pass more quickly.
  • No needles or injections are involved.
  • You won’t experience any pain during the procedure.

Things to Know about Sedation Dentistry

Unlike with other forms of sedation, patients will be able to drive themselves home after nitrous oxide/laughing gas sedation. However, a caregiver will need to be present during your procedure for safety reasons.

Please note that as nitrous oxide must be inhaled; people with medical issues or certain breathing problems might not be eligible for nitrous oxide use. Talk to your Katy dentist about your medical history before your procedure and let him or her know if you have any medical problems worth mentioning.

If you have any questions about nitrous oxide, our staff would be happy to assist you. Call our Katy, TX office or make an appointment to talk to a dentist today!

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Sedation Dentistry