Nitrous oxide may or may not make you laugh, but it is a proven form of sedation dentistry, and one that is available at Rotem Dental Care in Toms River.
Known popularly as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative. It is colorless and odorless, and in most people, produces euphoria. It works quickly and wears off quickly. Very few patients report any side effects.
In many dental offices, nitrous oxide is considered a staple. In fact, it has been used in dentistry for more than one hundred years. It is administered with a mask being placed over the patient’s nose. Once the procedure is over, the patient inhales 100% oxygen for about five minutes so the laughing gas can wear off.
Nitrous oxide is available from Rotem Dental Care, along with oral conscious sedation, which involves taking a sedative. Both are great ways for those coping with dental anxiety to get through their procedures.
To find out more about nitrous oxide and sedation dentistry from Rotem Dental Care in Toms River, give us a call to schedule a consultation. We also provide cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.