Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Frisco, TX

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what is nitrous oxide sedation?

If you've been avoiding appointments due to dental fears and anxiety, then you could be a good fit for nitrous oxide sedation at Zensmiles. Our office in Frisco, TX features nitrous oxide sedation for long, complex procedures and to comfort patients with dental anxiety and fears during normal visits. Nitrous oxide (N2O) gas is a simple sedation method that can help you relax safely during your appointment. Commonly called laughing gas, N2O is offered by board-certified dentist Dr. Mohit Shardha to keep you awake while being completely relaxed. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shardha to learn more about nitrous oxide and other sedation options during your dental visits.

candidates for n2o sedation

N2O is one of the most common sedation techniques that can be used safely on children and adults alike. Prior to recommending the use of nitrous oxide, Dr. Shardha will go through your current medications, medical history, and concerns to be sure that nitrous oxide gas is indeed a fit for you. Nitrous oxide sedation may be used for lengthy or simple procedures in conjunction with local anesthesia to help minimize your pain. Nitrous oxide sedation can also be used to help with fears or anxiety about dental work that keep you from visiting the dentist. This solution may not be a good choice if you have extreme phobias, trouble breathing through your nose, or have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other similar conditions.

What To Expect

Before the procedure begins, the nitrous oxide gas will be administered through a nasal hood. As you gently breathe in the gas, it will act quickly and start to take effect. Dr. Shardha or a member of his team will observe your health and response to the gas. He will also adjust the dosage as needed throughout the procedure so you remain comfortable. You may notice tingling in your arms and legs, as well as a feeling of warmth, vibration, and euphoria, as the N2O takes effect. Nitrous oxide is typically used alongside a local anesthetic like lidocaine to create a deadened sensation. After the procedure is done, the gas is shut off, and the effects begin to subside shortly after.

laugh your way through your appointment

If you regularly skip your routine dental appointments, or if you're suffering from oral pain due to anxiety, please schedule an appointment with board-certified dentist Dr. Mohit Shardha for more information about nitrous oxide sedation at our office in Frisco, TX. Dr. Shardha and his skilled staff will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns about the use of nitrous oxide sedation at Zensmiles.

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