Nitrous oxide sedation in Oshawa is administered either through a mask on your face or through small tubes under your nostrils. Patients breathe in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen and generally feel quite relaxed and “dreamy.”
At our group of practices, our Innisfil dentists aim to give you just enough sedation to make your visit comfortable for you. If you have experienced some discomfort or unease during dental visits, or if you feel stressed during drilling or extraction, nitrous oxide may give you just the level of light sedation you need.
Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Safe?
When administered by medical professionals such as the dentists at our group of practices, nitrous oxide has been shown to be safe and effective. Few people have any negative reaction to nitrous oxide, although a small number have reported feeling nausea. The sedative effect of nitrous oxide wears off quickly and most patients are able to drive themselves home afterwards.