Provided by Dr. James Peterson at our Coppell, TX facility, nitrous oxide (N2O) gas is a proven sedation technique that helps you safely relax during your procedure. Commonly known as laughing gas, N2O is used by experienced dentist Dr. Peterson to keep you comfortable while you remain awake. Schedule a consultation at James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry with Dr. Peterson to learn more about nitrous oxide and other sedation options during your dental visit.
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Nitrous oxide is a very popular sedation technique and it can be safely used on children and adults alike. Prior to approving the use of nitrous oxide, Dr. Peterson will go through your current medications, medical history, and concerns to ensure nitrous oxide gas is a good choice for you. N2O sedation may be used for difficult or easy procedures in conjunction with local anesthesia. Nitrous oxide gas might not be right for you if you have difficulty breathing through your nose, extreme phobias, have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other similar conditions.
What To Expect
Before the procedure begins, the nitrous oxide will be administered using a nasal hood. As you inhale the gas, it will quickly begin to start relaxing you. Dr. Peterson or a member of his team will monitor your health and your response to the gas. Adjustments will be made to the medication delivery as necessary throughout the procedure so you remain relaxed. After the procedure is complete, the gas will be turned off and the effects should quickly wear off.
Recovery from N2O sedation is usually immediate, as the gas is eliminated in around three minutes. You should be able to drive and resume your normal activities when you leave our office. Do not hesitate to contact our staff if you have any questions or concerns. Dr. Peterson suggests you eat a light meal before your procedure and then wait around three hours after you leave before consuming a heavy meal.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Please consider a consultation with experienced dentist Dr. Peterson to learn more about nitrous oxide sedation at our dental facility in Coppell, TX. Dr. Peterson and his skilled staff will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns about the use of nitrous oxide sedation at James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.