Nitrous Oxide Sedation MM Dentistry Dentist in Burke, VA

Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Laughing Gas)


Do you put off or even dread going to the dentist? You’re not alone. Many people fear it will be painful, causing them anxiety. 


Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Burke Can Help


MM Dentistry can help you overcome the apprehension and anxiety you may have about going to the dentist using nitrous oxide.


What is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?


Before your procedure, we can provide nitrous oxide sedation (also known as “laughing gas”). You’ll be more relaxed about your dental work. It will help you feel calm and at ease. 


We sometimes use light sedation for:


  • Dental cleaning
  • Cavity filling
  • Root canals


What Are the Effects of Nitrous Oxide?


You won’t be completely “knocked out”. You’ll remain awake, though you may feel sleepy, relaxed, and a bit lethargic. You’ll still be in control of your devices, aware of what is going on, responsive and able to answer questions, and capable of rational thought. You may experience a feeling of giddiness or euphoria. 


Nitrous Oxide Sedation can Help you Keep Your Dental List Checked Off


During sedation, Dr. Ma can work more effectively. You’ll be less concerned about how many tasks the dentist is completing because you’ll feel comfortable and calm. You won’t be as worried about how long that extra work takes. This may be beneficial to your schedule. Instead of dividing different activities over multiple appointments, the dentist accomplishes more in a single visit.


What Is the Nitrous Oxide Sedation Procedure?


Nitrous oxide gas is usually inhaled through a nose mask. Before administering the anesthesia, we’ll make sure you are comfortable and relaxed. We’ll go over any questions you may have about the procedure and anesthesia to make sure you’re ready.


Is Nitrous Oxide Safe?


Yes, it is a safe, effective, and fast-acting treatment technique. It is one of the most commonly used anesthetics, and medical professionals have been using it for hundreds of years. It is safe to use for both children and adults when administered occasionally by your doctor. 


Sedation Can Actually Improve Safety


Nitrous oxide sedation dentistry is not only considered safe, but it is also sometimes thought to be safer than non-sedation dentistry. While sedated, we’ll keep a close eye on your: 


  • heart rate
  • blood pressure
  • anxiety level
  • oxygen level


We’ll ask you how you are feeling, making sure you indicate all is well. 


Nitrous Oxide Wears off Quickly


Unlike more powerful sedation types, you typically won’t need to arrange to have someone drive you home from your appointment after nitrous oxide sedation. You’ll feel normal after leaving the office, and there shouldn’t be any residual effects. 


Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Available for any Dental Work?


Sedation is not required for every procedure, but some patients request it. It’s sometimes best to go without medication when possible. Laughing gas is safe, but we might prioritize any natural relaxation methods over medication. 


The Nitrous Oxide Sedation Specialists in Burke


Let’s face it. No one likes going to the dentist’s office. You don’t have to fear it, even if you don’t look forward to it.


Talk to us at MM Dentistry about any of your concerns. We’ll make sure you understand everything about your recommended procedures. We’ll help you build a good comfort level based on realistic expectations. We’ll listen to you to understand your pain tolerance.


Let MM Dentistry in Burke take the fear out of visiting the dentist. We’ll help you remain comfortable, and we’ll do it with compassion and responsibility.


Make an appointment today. You might even be glad you did and enjoy your dental visit.