Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Henderson, NV
Feel At Ease During Your Appointment
Many patients struggle with dental anxiety, causing them to avoid seeking the care they need. Unfortunately, neglecting essential dental treatments can result in serious oral health problems.
At Green Valley Dental Center, Dr. Dadon-Harris is proud to offer nitrous oxide sedation to help patients feel completely at ease during their procedures. Explore our guide to dental sedation and learn if you’re an ideal candidate for this treatment method.
What is Nitrous Oxide?
Dental sedation solutions like nitrous oxide can help patients feel at ease during their appointments. Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is administered through a mask, benefiting patients with a fear of needles.
However, unlike other methods of sedation, nitrous oxide doesn’t have any lasting effects. You’ll be able to remember the procedure and drive yourself home afterward, as the sedative effects will quickly fade once the mask is removed.
When is Nitrous Oxide Necessary?
Nitrous oxide is a great way to ensure you feel relaxed during your next dental appointment. Dr. Dadon-Harris may recommend this sedation method to patients with:
- Moderate or severe dental anxiety
- Resistance to anesthesia
- Problematic gag reflex
- Complex dental problems
- Tooth sensitivity
- Fear of needles
Who is a Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?
While nitrous oxide is a quick and safe way to feel at ease during dental procedures, this sedation method isn’t for everyone. You may be deemed ineligible for nitrous oxide if you have chronic respiratory issues like:
- Severe asthma
- Chronic bronchitis
- Cystic fibrosis
Dr. Dadon-Harris will determine if nitrous oxide will be a safe and effective sedation method for you at your initial consultation. Regardless of your eligibility, she’ll work to ensure you’re comfortable during every dental procedure. You can schedule a consultation at our Henderson office by calling us at (702) 896-8933.
Frequently Asked Questions
At Green Valley Dental Center, our top priorities are your health and safety. Nitrous oxide is a safe sedation option for patients of all ages. All procedures completed with the aid of nitrous oxide are performed in a safe, controlled environment. A member of our team will also monitor you throughout your procedure to ensure you stay comfortable.
Before your procedure, we’ll administer a local anesthetic along with your nitrous oxide to ensure your experience is painless and stress-free. Patients may experience mild discomfort after the numbness fades, but any pain you feel will be manageable with over-the-counter pain medications.
Unlike other sedation methods, you won’t fall asleep while under the influence of nitrous oxide. You’ll feel extremely relaxed, but you’ll remain conscious and able to respond to verbal cues from dental professionals. Once the mask is removed, the effects will subside rapidly and you’ll be able to perform normally for the rest of your day.
Learn How Dental Sedation Can Help
Dental anxiety can make it challenging for patients to undergo necessary dental procedures. Luckily, nitrous oxide may be the ideal solution if you’re struggling with anxiety about going to the dentist. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Dadon-Harris, call our Henderson office at (702) 896-8933. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our convenient contact form.