Nitrous Oxide Sedation in New Braunfels, TX

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What Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

Feeling anxious when visiting the dentist is something many patients experience and may even keep some individuals from seeking oral care. At ACE Dental of New Braunfels, our caring general dentists offer nitrous oxide sedation to help relieve dental fear or anxiety during visits. Nitrous oxide gas is an inhalation sedation technique that can help children and adults feel more at ease and safely relax during all types of dental treatments. Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide sedation allows you to remain fully awake during your visit and is often combined with a local anesthetic for treatment comfort. With sedation dentistry solutions, like nitrous oxide gas, you may be able to get the care you need without feeling worried or anxious. Set up a consultation to learn more about nitrous oxide sedation at our New Braunfels, TX practice!

Are You a Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Gas?

Nitrous oxide is a common sedation dentistry technique that can be used safely on most adults and children. Prior to approving the use of nitrous oxide, one of our dentists will review your concerns, current medications, and medical history to ensure nitrous oxide gas is a good choice for you. This sedation option may be administered during complex or minimally invasive procedures and is often ideal for mild to moderate dental fear or anxiety. Nitrous oxide gas may not be recommended if you have extreme dental phobias, difficulty breathing through your nose, respiratory conditions, or other similar health concerns.

What Can I Expect With Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation?

When you arrive for your visit, our team will position a small mask over your nose. As you gently breathe in the gas, you should start to feel more relaxed. Our highly trained clinical team will monitor your response to the nitrous oxide, as well as your vitals throughout your visit, and adjust the flow of gas as necessary to help you stay at ease. You might notice tingling in your outer extremities, as well as a feeling of warmth, euphoria, or well-being, as the sedative effects begin. Nitrous oxide is frequently used in conjunction with a local anesthetic, like lidocaine, to numb your mouth for comfort. When the procedure is complete, the gas will be shut off and oxygen will be administered through the nasal mask for the next few moments.

How Quickly Will I Recover After Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

Recovery from nitrous oxide sedation is nearly immediate, as the medication is eliminated from your body in just a few minutes. You should be able to drive and return to your daily activities as soon as you leave our office. Side effects from nitrous oxide sedation are uncommon, but some individuals may experience headaches, chills, sweating, nausea, vomiting, or fatigue. To decrease the risk of stomach upset, it is best to consume a light snack before your appointment and to wait a few hours after your appointment before eating a large meal. Please call ACE Dental of New Braunfels to speak with our team if you have any side effects that last longer than a few days.

Is Nitrous Oxide sedation Covered by Insurance?

Nitrous oxide sedation might be covered in part under certain dental insurance plans. If you carry dental insurance, our office will contact your carrier to discover if any benefits apply. For those who do not have dental insurance coverage, ACE Dental of New Braunfels takes many forms of payment, including medical financing. We can help you explore affordable payment options and find a financial solution that best fits your personal budget.

Find Relief From Dental Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry

Dental fear and anxiety no longer have to keep you from enjoying your dental visits! Nitrous oxide sedation at our New Braunfels, TX practice can often be administered during routine or more complex procedures to help children and adults feel more at ease when receiving care. Schedule a visit at ACE Dental of New Braunfels to learn if nitrous oxide gas can help your family experience more positive dental visits.

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