Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Conscious Sedation, Laughing Gas) – Frisco, TX

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Overview

If you have not been maintaining optimal oral health because of fear and anxiety about the dentist, you're a good fit for nitrous oxide sedation at Stonebriar Dental. Our facility in Frisco, TX provides nitrous oxide sedation for complex dental procedures and to comfort men and women with dental fears and anxieties during normal checkups and exams. Nitrous oxide (N2O) gas is a simple sedation option that may help you to relax safely during your dental procedure. Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide sedation is offered by board-certified dentists Drs. Brian Wong and Jansen Bean to keep you awake while completely relaxed. Set up a consult at our Frisco office for more information on the use of sedation methods like N2O during your dental visits.

Best Candidates

N2O is an incredibly popular sedation technique which can be utilized with little risk on adults and children. Prior to recommending the use of nitrous oxide, one of our dentists will assess your concerns, current medications, and medical history to be sure that nitrous oxide gas makes sense for you. Nitrous oxide sedation can be utilized for complex as well as short procedures paired with a local anesthesia to help decrease potential pain. Nitrous oxide sedation can also be used to address fear or anxieties towards dental work that prevent you from keeping your regular dental appointments. Nitrous oxide gas may not be a good choice if you have extreme phobias, trouble breathing through your nose, COPD, or other similar health concerns.

What To Expect

Before the procedure is initiated, the N2O will be given via a mask. As you take in the gas, it will quickly begin taking effect. Your dentist or another member of their staff will observe your response to the gas as well as your vitals and adjust the amount as required during the appointment so you stay at ease. You could notice tingling sensations in your outer extremities, and a feeling of well-being, warmth, vibration, and euphoria as the N2O begins to work. Nitrous oxide is usually used in conjunction with a local anesthetic like lidocaine to numb the treatment area. When the procedure has been finalized, the gas is shut off and the effects being to fade immediately.

Recovery

Recovery from nitrous oxide sedation is typically immediate because the medication is eliminated from the body in under five minutes. You could be ready to operate a vehicle and return to your daily activities as soon as you leave our facility. Side effects are not common, however you might experience sweating, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headaches, or chills. Do not hesitate to call our dental team if you have any side effects that last longer than a few days. To decrease the threat of nausea, it is recommended that you consume a small meal or light snack prior to your appointment and then hold off about three hours after your appointment before eating a heavy meal.

Insurance Coverage

If you carry dental insurance, we will make contact with your carrier to obtain your existing coverage as it pertains to nitrous oxide sedation. This information will help us determine your expected costs prior to your procedure. For those who don't carry dental insurance, Stonebriar Dental takes several types of payment, which includes medical financing, to help make your N2O and procedure more affordable.

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If you do not maintain standard dental appointments or you are suffering through oral discomfort due to anxiety, please consider scheduling an appointment with one of our board-certified dentists at Stonebriar Dental for more information about nitrous oxide sedation at our Frisco, TX office. Drs. Wong and Bean and their experienced team are excited to answer your questions and ease your concerns about sedation.

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