Can Laughing Gas Put You To Sleep?

You need to undergo a dental procedure, but you are nervous about the process, maybe even anxious. No need to fear as there are many options nowadays that can help ease your fears and reduce pain during dental interventions. Depending on the type of procedure and medical history, your dentist will recommend the best solution for you. 

One of these methods is laughing gas

What Is Laughing Gas?

Laughing gas is a sedative used by dentists for patients that experience anxiety before a dental procedure. This colorless gas will not only help the patient manage their anxiety, but also allow the dentist to perform the procedure in a more relaxed setting. 

This anesthetic is used with the patient’s consent and after they've been educated about the possible side effects. A mask is placed over the mouth and nose of the patient so they can inhale the gas.

The effects of the laughing gas are noticeable after a few minutes of inhaling it. Your mind and heart will start racing and you can feel light-headed, happy, and mildly euphoric. 

Does Laughing Gas Put You to Sleep?

Laughing gas can certainly make you feel more relaxed and able to go through the dental process without feeling scared or anxious. 

Laughing gas is a safe sedative and anesthetic. You will be fully conscious as laughing gas does not put you to sleep. There will be a feeling of general numbness in your body, but you will be fully conscious and able to communicate with your Charlotte Hall dentist

Laughing gas will only make the procedure process easier for both the patient and the dentist. 

When administered by a trained professional, laughing gas is very safe. The effects will start wearing off within a few minutes after the mask has been removed. You can feel your arms and legs heavy or a tingling sensation that will slowly start to disappear from the body. 

Are You Experiencing Dental Anxiety? We Have the Solution 

If you've been avoiding getting dental treatment because you are too afraid, know that at Academy Dental Care, we can use laughing gas to help ease your fears. 

We've created a homely and safe environment for our patients so that they can feel at ease when receiving treatment.  

We offer our services to all ages, from kids to adults and seniors. You can also benefit from a wide variety of services, such as preventive and restorative dentistry, dental implants, and oral surgeries. 

You can get in touch with us today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas O'Shea. You can also call us at (301) 884-2299 and talk directly to one of our representatives and tell us about your problem and schedule a consultation.  

We are eager to meet you. 

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