Dental Nitrous Oxide

At Midtown Dental Care, we have been providing exceptional dental care to patients in Milwaukee and the surrounding area for over 25 years. Through our many years of experience, we understand that dental procedures can be intimidating for some patients. That’s why we offer dental nitrous oxide to ensure a comfortable and anxiety-free experience. 

What is Dental Nitrous Oxide?

Dental nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a common sedative that is administered to patients through a small mask placed over the nose only. The gas is mixed with oxygen and inhaled, inducing a state of relaxation without causing the patient to lose consciousness. Nitrous oxide is widely used in dental offices because it both takes effect and wears off quickly, allowing patients to drive themselves home after their appointment. Overall, nitrous oxide is safe and effective for use in dental settings and is approved for use by the American Dental Association. It is safe for children and adolescents as well as adult patients. 

What Are The Benefits?

This is a great option for patients who experience anxiety, fear, or discomfort during dental procedures. It can also be used for patients who have a strong gag reflex or difficulty sitting still for long periods of time. Here are some of the benefits of nitrous oxide:

  1. Quick Onset and Recovery: Nitrous oxide takes effect within minutes, and once the mask is removed, the effects wear off quickly. This allows patients to resume their daily activities immediately following their appointment.
  2. Safe and Effective: Dental nitrous oxide has been used for over 100 years and is considered safe for most patients. It is also effective in reducing anxiety and discomfort during dental procedures.
  3. Reduces Pain and Discomfort: By reducing pain and discomfort, dental nitrous oxide can also help to reduce the need for additional anesthesia or pain medication. While nitrous oxide does not completely eliminate pain, it can help significantly lessen the severity of discomfort and make the procedure more tolerable for the patient.
  4. Customizable Dosages: Nitrous oxide can be adjusted to meet the patient’s individual needs, ensuring that they receive the right amount of sedation for their procedure.
  5. No Lingering Side Effects: Unlike other forms of sedation, it does not leave patients feeling groggy or sleepy after their procedure. 

The cost of nitrous oxide for a procedure at Midtown Dental Care varies depending on the length of the procedure and the amount of nitrous oxide needed. Please contact our office for more information on pricing and insurance coverage. 

Dental Nitrous Oxide at Midtown Dental Care

We make it a priority to give our patients a comfortable and stress-free dental experience. Our dentists and hygienists are trained to administer nitrous oxide safely and effectively. We always take the time to have one-on-one conversations with our patients to ensure we address all of your questions and concerns about procedures, the status of your oral health, and long-term strategies to ensure the longevity of your smile! We believe communication is key, and we are ready to help.

 If you are interested in learning more about nitrous oxide or scheduling an appointment, please contact our office today. We are committed to providing our patients with the best possible dental care and look forward to serving you and your family.

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