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Nitrous Oxide

The dental office has long been the most common setting for routine dental services or cosmetic dentistry procedures that use sedation dentistry. Probably the most common form of sedation dentistry is nitrous oxide (inhalation analgesia). Also known as "laughing gas", nitrous oxide will not put you to sleep, but rather it will reduce your anxiety about a dental procedure. It is very safe and in addition to moderate sedation, is provided by the dental team at Downtown Dental Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario. In order to be a candidate for nitrous oxide, your overall health, as well as physical and mental conditions you may be battling at the time, are important in order for the nitrous oxide to efficiently take effect. Our dentist will walk you thorough a medical history and physical assessment before proceeding with nitrous oxide during your dental appointment with us. Certain ailments will require clearance from a physician before you are approved for nitrous oxide use:

  • Cardiac diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory diseases

A light sedative, nitrous oxide is administered through a nose hood in which you breathe in and out. Our patients from in and around St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, and Thorold report feeling very relaxed and happy during their dental services or cosmetic dentistry appointment. Nitrous oxide also makes time appear to go by faster, making your appointment feel shorter than it actually is. By the end of your appointment you will fully recover from the effects of nitrous oxide, allowing you to drive yourself home. For further information on nitrous oxide, or other sedation dentistry services that we offer, please contact the dental team at Downtown Dental Centre today! We would love for you to become a member of our esteemed dental community.

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