When is Laughing Gas Used in Dentistry?

Although nitrous oxide has been in use for over 150 years, many patients don't even know it is an option when it comes to their dental needs. The use of nitrous oxide and dental sedation allow patients to remain relaxed during a dental procedure.

Evolution of Dentistry to Improve Patient’s Experience

Dental technology has made great strides over the years to improve a patient’s experience. Patients are now able to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with less pain and anxiety, and fewer dentist appointments.

Is Dental Sedation the Same as Pain Management?

Although dental sedation does alter a patient’s perception of pain, its main function is to help a patient relax during the procedure. For this reason, patients often confuse dental sedation for pain management. In this blog, we will compare dental sedation and dental pain management techniques.

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

If you have been avoiding dental treatment, here are a few ways to overcome your dental anxiety.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Laughing Gas) Pros and Cons

Despite its nickname, nitrous oxide (commonly called laughing gas) does not incite uncontrollable laughter. However, it is capable of helping patients relax and feel at ease during dental procedures.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) at the Dentist

Nitrous oxide, usually referred to as laughing gas, is used as a conscious sedation method used to help patients relax during dental procedures.

Types of Sedation Used at the Dentist

For each person who doesn’t mind visiting the dentist, it seems there is someone who avoids going to the dentist out of fear, anxiety, or stress. For these patients, dental sedation may be recommended.

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