Dental phobias are common and can lead patients to ignore their oral health needs. Nitrous oxide sedation allows patients to receive dental treatments without stress, anxiety, or pain. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a mild sedative used for patients who have dental fears or who cannot sit for extensive dental work. If you reside in or around Conyers, Georgia, and you need nitrous oxide sedation, turn to the endodontists at Conyers Endodontic Center in Conyers, Georgia. Our team performs advanced oral procedures to protect the health of your mouth.
Nitrous oxide is a commonly used dental sedative that produces a feeling of calmness during oral procedures. Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas to relax patients. The patient is awake throughout the procedure and can still communicate effectively with the dental team. Nitrous oxide does not cause drowsiness or take away sensations. It simply puts the patient at ease.
For many patients, nitrous oxide or laughing gas is enough to take the edge off. The medication takes effect immediately. The patient remains awake and can communicate throughout the treatment. Once stopped, the effects leave the body quickly.
Nitrous oxide helps patients relax during dental treatments, keeping them calm and at ease. Sedative medication may be used for the following situations:
Regardless of the type used, sedation is safe in the hands of our experienced endodontists. There are few risks involved. We follow strict licensing requirements in order to offer these treatments. Our team closely reviews each patient’s medical history to rule out allergies, illnesses, disorders, or diseases that could cause adverse reactions to nitrous oxide. The proper sedation dosage is administered based upon the patient’s individual needs, including health and age.
Nitrous oxide is extremely safe and is only in the patient’s system during the actual procedure. It is easily controlled during the procedure to keep the patient awake but calm. This sedative does not have any negative effects on the heart rate or the body.
Nitrous oxide is administered at the start of a treatment and takes effect immediately. The patient breathes in a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a mask placed over the nose. Within minutes, the gas produces a feeling of relaxation.
Our team monitors and controls the nitrous oxide the entire time. When the procedure is over, the sedative is stopped, and 100% oxygen is given to help remove the nitrous oxide from the lungs. Once stopped, the effects leave the body quickly. The patient can resume normal activity following the appointment.
Treating dental pulp issues and saving patients’ natural teeth are the objectives of the skilled and experienced endodontists at Conyers Endodontic Center.
The team is led by Dr. Rolin Desir, a board-eligible endodontist who is on track to obtain a diplomate status in endodontics, the highest recognition for an endodontist. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American and Georgia Dental Associations, and Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Dr. Alison St. Paul, a board-certified endodontist and a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, holds membership in the American Association of Endodontics and American and Georgia Dental Associations. Dr. Candace De Veaux is a member of the American and Georgia Associations of Endodontists, American and National Dental Associations, and North Georgia Dental Society and also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve Dental Corps.
Together, they help patients’ retain their natural teeth and smiles.