Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Friendswood, TX

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About Nitrous Oxide

As a premier facility in Friendswood, TX, MINT dentistry uses cutting-edge techniques and technologies to help our patients get a sexy smile without stress or discomfort. We often consult with patients who want to have sexy teeth but are nervous about getting started because of dental phobia or fears. If anxiety is keeping you from achieving your aesthetic goals, MINT dentistry wants to help. Our modern practice in Friendswood, TX uses nitrous oxide sedation for dental treatments and procedures to help patients remain comfortable during their visit. A safe and effective sedation method, nitrous oxide (N2O) helps you relax safely without feeling groggy after. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is used by the board-certified doctors at MINT dentistry to help you feel more comfortable but still be awake. Schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified dentists to discuss adding nitrous oxide while undergoing your dental procedures.

Best Candidates for Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is among the most common sedation methods available. It can be used safely on most patients. During your consultation, our team will go through your medical history, current medications and conditions, as well as any questions or concerns you may have to ensure nitrous oxide sedation is a good option. N2O sedation may be offered during most procedures and is often used along with a local anesthetic so you are relaxed and comfortable. Nitrous oxide gas can also be used for dental exams and cleanings if you have dental anxieties or fears that make these appointments stressful. Nitrous oxide sedation may not be recommended if you have difficulty breathing through your nose, extreme dentophobia, have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or another medical condition.

What to Expect with Nitrous Oxide Sedation

To begin your appointment, we will ask you to lie back in a massaging treatment chair, then you can put on a pair of Beats headphones and MINT sunglasses so that you can relax in style during your treatment. Once you are ready, a nasal hood will be placed over your face to administer nitrous oxide gas. While you gently inhale the gas, it will quickly start relaxing you. Your team of MINT dentistry professionals will watch your vital signs and response to the gas so they can adjust the volume throughout your appointment to keep you comfortable. Most patients feel tingling in their limbs, as well as a feeling of vibration, warmth, euphoria, or well-being as the nitrous oxide gas begins to work. Nitrous oxide is typically used along with a local anesthesia, such as lidocaine, to numb the treated areas. Once your procedure is complete, the gas will be turned off and the nitrous oxide quickly leaves your system so you feel normal within a few minutes.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Treatment Aftercare

You should recover quickly from nitrous oxide as the gas leaves your body after a few minutes. You should be able to drive and get back to your regular day when you leave our office. Side effects are uncommon, but it is possible to experience temporary headaches, chills, sweating, nausea, vomiting, or fatigue. Please contact MINT dentistry if you have any concerns or side effects that last longer than a few days. To minimize your risk of vomiting and nausea, we suggest you eat a light meal before your appointment and wait at least three hours before you eat again.

The MINT Commitment

If you have dental insurance, our front office will speak to your carrier to understand your benefits regarding sedation. Once we know this, we can calculate your personal costs before your procedure. For patients who don't have dental insurance, MINT dentistry takes many payment methods, including low-interest medical financing, which can make your care and N2O sedation easier to afford. Our MINT dentistry team is committed to helping our patients achieve their goal smile without unnecessary discomfort or fear. If you need help fitting your dental care into your budget, ask your dentist for more information on the MINT Discount Plan, which can help make it easier to afford both your procedure and any needed sedation, like nitrous oxide gas.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Safe and Relaxed

If you skip routine dental appointments or you're ignoring the pain in your mouth because of fear or anxiety, please contact us to get more information about sedation methods, like nitrous oxide gas, at MINT dentistry in Friendswood, TX. Our experienced team will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns about using sedation with nitrous oxide gas at MINT dentistry.

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