About Nitrous Oxide Sedation
If you have skipped dental visits due to anxiety about the dentist, nitrous oxide sedation may be an effective option for you. General dentist Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber and our team offer nitrous oxide sedation for routine or more complex treatments to help Plymouth and Kingston, PA patients get the care needed without fear or anxiety. Nitrous oxide (N2O) gas is a mild sedation dentistry method that blends nitrogen and oxygen to help both children and adults during dental visits. Commonly called laughing gas, nitrous oxide allows you to remain fully awake while relaxing and being able to enjoy positive dental experiences. Talk with our friendly team at Plymouth Dental Group today to learn if nitrous oxide gas is right for you or your family.
Ideal Candidates for Laughing Gas
Laughing gas is a very popular conscious sedation technique that can be used safely on adults and children who feel nervous or anxious when visiting the dentist. Before nitrous oxide gas is used, Dr. Scheiber will review your medical history, current medications, and concerns to ensure nitrous oxide gas is a good choice for your needs. Nitrous oxide sedation may be utilized for lengthy or short procedures in conjunction with local anesthesia to help enhance your comfort during dental care. This form of sedation dentistry may not be suitable if you have difficulty breathing through your nose, extreme phobias, respiratory illness, or other similar health concerns.
What To Expect during treatment
Before your procedure begins, the nitrous oxide gas will be administered via a small nasal mas. As you inhale the gas, you will quickly begin to feel calmer and more at ease. Dr. Scheiber and our highly trained team will observe your response to the gas and adjust the volume as necessary throughout the appointment so you remain comfortable. You may notice tingling in your outer extremities, and a feeling of well-being, warmth, and euphoria as the gas takes effect. Nitrous oxide may be used alongside local anesthesia, such as Lidocaine, to numb treatment areas. Once the procedure is complete, the gas will be shut off and the effects will begin to fade within minutes.
Recovery following your visit
Recovery from nitrous oxide sedation occurs quite quickly, as the medication is eliminated from the body in just a few minutes. You will be able to operate a vehicle and resume your daily activities when you leave our facility. Though side effects are uncommon, you could experience sweating, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headaches, or chills. Please call our office if you have any questions or concerns following your visit with nitrous oxide gas. To reduce the chance of nausea and vomiting, Dr. Scheiber suggests you eat a small meal or light snack prior to your procedure and wait at least three hours after your appointment before consuming a heavy meal.
Insurance Coverage for sedation
If you carry dental insurance, we will call your provider to review coverage and benefits regarding nitrous oxide sedation. This will help us better estimate your expected costs before your procedure. Plymouth Dental Group several forms of payment, including medical financing, to help make dental care with sedation dentistry services even more convenient.
Relax With Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide gas at Plymouth Dental Group may be ideal if you skip standard dental appointments or are ignoring oral pain due to anxiety. Dr. Scheiber is a leader in sedation dentistry and has proudly helped countless patients get the care they need with nitrous oxide gas. For more in pairing nitrous oxide with your next dental visit, please contact our Plymouth, MA practice today and reserve a treatment consultation.