Enjoy A Comfortable and Stress-Free Visit With Nitrous Oxide Sedation

When it comes time to see the dentist, do you experience anxiety or fear about the visit? Have you avoided past dental work because of these feelings? Nitrous oxide sedation, as offered by Dr. Ivan Chan and our team here at Glendale Dental Wellness, can help! Also referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a safe, mild sedative that will allow you to feel relaxed during your dental treatment. When you visit our Glendale, California office, simply ask us about this option, and we will provide you with details.

What Is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a mild sedative that can safely and effectively manage discomfort and anxiety during dental visits. It is an odorless and colorless gas mixed with oxygen that is inhaled by the patient through a small mask that fits over the nose. When you breathe in nitrous oxide, you simply need to breathe in and out in a normal manner to get the desired results. Within minutes, you will begin to feel relaxed and stress-free.

Does Nitrous Oxide Make You Laugh?

A common question asked by many patients is, “Does laughing gas actually make you laugh?”. The answer to this question is no. While it will slow down your nervous system, you shouldn’t burst into fits of laughter. Instead, you should experience a sensation of calmness that allows you to remain comfortable for the duration of your procedure.

Is Nitrous Oxide Safe?

Yes, nitrous oxide is considered safe when administered by a trained professional here at Glendale Dental Wellness. Side effects are considered quite rare as well, making it a very popular procedure among our patients. Nitrous oxide is also considered safe for children and is an excellent option for children who may have a hard time sitting still for the duration of a procedure.

What Are The Benefits of Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide offers several benefits for patients. It will induce relaxation and reduce anxiety, making dental procedures more comfortable for more anxious or fearful patients who visit our team. It also acts as a mild analgesic, minimizing discomfort during treatment. Another advantage is its rapid onset and offset, allowing patients to recover quickly after the procedure without lingering effects. Nitrous oxide can be adjusted in dosage to suit individual needs, ensuring a personalized level of sedation. Finally, it is considered safe for most patients, with few side effects. Nitrous oxide helps create a more pleasant and stress-free dental experience for many patients.

How Do I Get Nitrous Oxide For My Dental Visit?

If you are interested in learning more about nitrous oxide or wish to explore it as an option for your next visit with Dr. Chan, all you need to do is ask. Whether in person at our Glendale, CA office or over the phone, any member of our team will be happy to get you the information you need. Dr. Chan will also ask you a few questions to determine if nitrous oxide will be a good option for you. If you would like to reach out to our team here at Glendale Dental Wellness, please call us today at 818-243-3838.