Although it was originally used for party games, dentists have been using nitrous oxide for centuries to help anxious patients get through their appointments. It is a safe way to help people relax during their visits and many dentists prefer when it comes to sedating children.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a harmless and is administered through a mask that is placed over the patient’s nose. It is inhaled throughout the treatment. Under the effects of nitrous oxide, a patient may feel calm and relaxed, or even very giddy or euphoric. Nitrous oxide is good for making appointments easier on patients, and the effects wear off rapidly once the mask has been removed. Patients can drive, return to work and resume normal activities after an appointment, and there are no lingering after-effects.
To learn more about nitrous oxide in Woodland Hills, California, and to talk with our dentists about making it a part of your next visit to Brighton Periodontal & Implant Dental Group, call 818-703-7733 today. Our team will be happy to talk with you and schedule you for a visit with Dr. Homa H. Zadeh, Dr. Ali Zadeh, Dr. Sara Tanavoli or Dr. Karen Wager.