Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous Oxide has been used as a sedative since ancient times. It is also known as ‘laughing gas’ because the one inhaling it feels a sense of extreme pleasure due to the nervous system’s calming. This is used during the extraction of a tooth, so the patient does not feel the pain. However, it is not always foolproof for some patients who are resistant, require higher doses. Furthermore, the patient is still conscious when nitrous oxide is administered. Chloroform-based sedatives are used as a more potent supplement to nitrous oxide, and today, inhaler machines use a combination of both to administer to patients.
World Dental provides nitrous oxide sedation for patients who are extremely afraid of visiting a dentist. Nitrous oxide is a colourless, odourless gas that is also non-allergic and does not cause any irritation. It affects the central nervous system and helps in sedating the patient. This kind of sedation is one of the safest types available with the dentists. Very few patients have reported minor side effects. Most of the time, you will find nitrous oxide taking its impact within three to five minutes of administering it. After treatment has taken place, the effect of this gas can be reversed within three to five minutes by inhaling oxygen.