Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry

Tabor Dental Associates serve the Hendersonville, Gallatin, Goodlettsville & Nashville areas.

Nitrous oxide has been a mainstay of sedation dentistry for decades and is still the most frequently employed sedation technique today. Commonly known as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is used by more than 35% of all U.S. dentists.

Nitrous oxide is commonly used because within 5 minutes of inhaling the colorless, odorless gas pain is neutralized and a euphoric feeling spreads through the body. Within minutes, the dental procedure can begin and the patient will be completely relaxed. Nitrous oxide allows the dentist to alter the depth of sedation from minute to minute, making the experience pain and fear free.

After the gas is stopped, the patient will return to normal within minutes. You will be able to safely drive yourself home and will not need an escort. Nitrous Oxide does not require the use of a needle, so those who are afraid of needles will benefit from this form of sedation. And, nitrous oxide is very safe; there are relatively few side effects and the drugs have no effect on the major organs.

Dr. Tabor talks sedation dentistry.

Benefits of Nitrous Oxide sedation

Nitrous oxide is needleless – If you have an aversion to needles and this has created a fear of the dentist, laughing gas may be a good option for you. Nitrous oxide can heighten comfort – With laughing gas, you will most likely experience of feeling of composure – an “everything is fine” feeling.

This treatment can heighten comfort. With N.O. you will most likely experience of feeling of composure.

Nitrous oxide can take the edge off pain.

Nitrous oxide can help you feel calm and relaxed. Once administered, your dental procedure may progress more quickly and with far less stress.

You don’t need transportation to and from the office.  N.O. wears off quickly, meaning you can get yourself to and from the office on your own.

Schedule your Sedation Dentistry Appointment