Ashu Sachdev
Cosmetic and General Dentistry

Creating Beautiful Lasting Smiles

Address: 511 Hempstead Ave, West Hempstead, NY 11552
516-485-9675

 

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Sedation Conscious (Nitrous Oxide) Sedation Dentistry is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state during dental procedures.

Nitrous oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe; the patient receives 50-70 percent oxygen with no less than 30 percent nitrous oxide. It is a sweet smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which is inhaled. The patient is able to breathe on his or her own and remain in control of all bodily functions.

Why is Conscious Sedation Needed?
There are many advantages to using nitrous oxide:

  • Received through a mask, eliminating anxiety and pain caused by taking oral medications, a shot or IV
  • Reduces stress and awareness of pain during the procedure
  • The depth of sedation can be altered at any time to increase or decrease sedation.
  • There is no after effect such as a "hangover"
  • Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart or lungs
  • Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing gagging
  • It works rapidly reaching the brain within 20 seconds. In as few as two to three minutes, it’s relaxation and pain-killing properties develop
  • Wears off quickly, reducing recovery time to a few minutes

With all medicines, there are benefits, side effects and risks. We will work with you to evaluate whether Nitrous Oxide is appropriate for you.

Reasons Not To Use Nitrous Oxide

Though there are no major contraindications to using nitrous oxide, you may not want to use it if you have emphysema, chest problems, multiple sclerosis, a cold, or other difficulties with breathing


 

 

 

 

  • The information contained herein is intended for educational purposes only.  It is not intended and should not be construed as the delivery of dental/medical care and is not a substitute for personal hands on dental/medical attention, diagnosis or treatment.