About Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide gas is called many things, such as inhalation sedation, happy gas, and laughing gas. Its main purpose is to sedate patients for a short time during dental treatments. At Riverchase Dental Care in Coppell, TX, our dentists offer this odorless, colorless gas to relieve any discomfort for the patient during a treatment and to help them remain at ease. Our dentists will adjust the level of nitrous oxide given to the patient. Since nitrous oxide is a conscious sedation technique, the patient won't go to sleep, however they will feel more comfortable. The patient remains conscious enough to listen to our dentists and follow any instructions during the treatment.
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What to Expect
Oxygen is typically put with the nitrous oxide gas for reliable results. Our dentists will begin the nitrous oxide sedation by setting a cover over the patient’s face that will be inhaled as the patient breathes like normal. The patient will begin to feel woozy quickly as the nitrous oxide gas takes effect. The patient will then begin to feel a tingling sensation (typically in the legs and arms) or a warm, vibrating feeling throughout the body. At its maximum impact, the nitrous oxide will make the patient feel euphoria and permit our dentists to perform the treatment without any distress to the patient. The nitrous oxide gas can be used as needed, plus it can be switched on and off by our dentists based on the patient’s needs.
As soon as the nitrous oxide is turned off, the gas will be out of the patient's body in a few minutes. The patient should have no lasting effects and they may go home following the treatment. There are generally no negative side effects associated with nitrous oxide gas during sedation, however a few patients can feel mild nausea. To prevent nausea, the patient should eat some food before their treatment at Riverchase Dental Care.
The insurance coverage of nitrous oxide gas sedation will change depending on the reasons for use. When sedation is required for a specific treatment, it is generally covered at least in part by the patient’s insurance company. If the nitrous oxide gas is elected by the patient for fear or anxiety, the insurance plan may not cover any of the expense for sedation. The front office of Riverchase Dental Care in Coppell, TX will contact the patient’s insurance company to maximize their coverage and personal expenses. Riverchase Dental Care accepts many types of payment and can help to connect patients to medical financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
A Laughing Matter
When you make a treatment or consultation, please ask about nitrous oxide sedation options for your trip to Riverchase Dental Care in Coppell, TX. Whether it is a routine dental cleaning or a lengthier procedure, our dentists can discuss your sedation options and answer any questions you may have about nitrous oxide sedation. Please contact Riverchase Dental Care at your convenience to schedule your consultation to learn more about your sedation options.