Nitrous Oxide Patient Sedation
Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas that you can breathe.
Nitrous Oxide has been the the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe: the patient receives 50–70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide.
The patient is able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions. During dental treatment, the patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep, not remembering all of what happened during their appointment.
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There are many advantages to using Nitrous Oxide
- 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 and lungs, etc.
- Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing gagging.
- It works rapidly as it reaches the brain within 20 seconds. In as little as 2–3 minutes, its relaxation and pain killing properties develop.
Reasons to not use Nitrous Oxide
You should not utilize Nitrous Oxide if:
- You have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- Though there are no other major contraindications to using nitrous oxide, you may not want to use it if you have emphysema, exotic chest problems, or a cold
- You has multiple sclerosis (MS) or other difficulties with breathing
You may want to ask Dr. Ira Kotch or Dr. Russell Kotch for a “5 minute trial” to see how you feel with this type of sedation method before proceeding: Kotch Dental Office in Pembroke Pines FL Phone Number 954-437-4443.