Relax During Dental Treatments With Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a safe and effective sedation option offered at Pennino Family Dentistry, in Barrington, IL. This type of sedation has been used in dentistry for over 150 years and helps reduce fear and anxiety during dental procedures.

How does nitrous oxide work?

Nitrous oxide is administered through a small mask worn over the nose and is mixed with about 30% oxygen. When it enters the bloodstream, it produces a sense of calmness while allowing patients to remain conscious but relaxed during their visit. Sedation levels can be adjusted as needed throughout treatment, ensuring that the patient’s comfort level remains consistent.

What are the benefits of nitrous oxide sedation?

Nitrous oxide allows patients to remain lucid during their procedure, meaning they can still communicate easily with the dentist and staff and are aware of their surroundings. Nitrous oxide also wears off quickly when treatment is finished, leaving the patient feeling refreshed and ready to continue with their day. You can also drive yourself home after treatment.

Is nitrous oxide sedation safe?

Yes! Nitrous oxide is a very safe form of sedation. It enters and leaves the bloodstream very quickly with no side effects.

Who should consider nitrous oxide sedation?

Patients who experience moderate to severe anxiety about dental visits often find that nitrous oxide helps them relax. Patients who have a strong gag reflex or need extensive treatment may also benefit from nitrous oxide sedation. It can be also be used for patients who are fearful of needles, have a low pain threshold, or need extra help with relaxation during their appointment.

Contact Pennino Family Dentistry today to learn more about how nitrous oxide can help make your visit with us more pleasant and relaxed. Our friendly staff is here to answer your questions and help you make an informed decision about your oral health. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Contact Pennino Family Dentistry About Nitrous Oxide Sedation Today!

  • Relieve anxiety during dental procedures
  • Become less sensitive to pain
  • Remain completely conscious and communicative
  • Safe for all patients, even children
  • Have a more pleasant dental experience!