Nitrous Oxide Sedation Morrow, GA

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About Nitrous Oxide Gas in Morrow, GA

MINT dentistry in Morrow, GA is a state-of-the-art practice that uses the latest technologies and techniques to help patients get a stunning, sexy smile with minimal stress or discomfort. Our experienced dentists often consult with individuals who want to enhance their smile and oral health but are held back by dental phobia. If fear is keeping you from achieving your aesthetic goals, MINT dentistry wants to help. Our modern practice in Morrow, GA uses sedation dentistry methods, like nitrous oxide gas, during dental procedures to help patients remain comfortable throughout their visit. A mild and effective sedation method, nitrous oxide (N2O) can help you to relax safely without a groggy feeling afterward. Often called laughing gas, nitrous oxide sedation is offered by the board-certified doctors at MINT dentistry to help you feel more comfortable but still remain awake. Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dentists to learn about receiving nitrous oxide sedation during your dental treatments.

Who Is a Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation?

Nitrous oxide gas is one of the most common sedation dentistry methods and can be safe to use on most patients. During your consultation, your dentist will ask about your medical history, current medications, and concerns to determine if nitrous oxide gas is an ideal option for you. Nitrous oxide sedation at MINT dentistry in Morrow, GA can be paired with most procedures and is often used along with a local anesthetic to optimize treatment comfort. Nitrous oxide sedation may also be added to routine services, like dental cleanings, if you have anxieties or fears about the dentist that make undergoing these procedures stressful for you. Nitrous oxide sedation may not be used if you have trouble breathing through your nose, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, other respiratory conditions, or extreme dental phobia.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Gas Work?

When you arrive for your visit, we will help you settle into a massaging treatment chair. We will also offer you a pair of Beats headphones and MINT sunglasses to help you feel even more relaxed. Before your procedure begins, a nasal hood will be placed over your nose to administer the nitrous oxide gas. As you breathe normally to inhale the gas, you should begin to feel relaxed within moments. Most patients feel tingling in their legs and arms, plus a feeling of warmth, vibration, euphoria, or well-being as the nitrous oxide gas takes effect. Our MINT team will monitor your vital signs and response to the sedation, and adjust the amount of gas during your appointment as needed so you remain comfortable. Nitrous oxide is normally used along with local anesthesia, such as lidocaine, which numbs the treatment area. After the procedure is finished, we will turn off the gas. The sedative effects should wear off quickly as the nitrous oxide leaves your system.

What Can I Expect Following Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

Recovery following nitrous oxide sedation occurs relatively quickly, as the gas dissipates from your body within about five minutes. After receiving nitrous oxide gas, you should be able to drive and get back to your regular daily routine. Side effects are generally uncommon, but you could experience temporary chills, sweating, headaches, nausea, vomiting, or fatigue. Contact our MINT dentistry team if your side effects last longer than three days or if you have any concerns. To decrease the risk of vomiting and nausea, we recommend eating a small meal before your procedure and wait a minimum of three hours after you leave before eating a large meal.

The MINT Commitment

Before your visit, a member of our financial team will speak to your dental insurance provider to determine your coverage regarding nitrous oxide sedation. This will help us better estimate your out-of-pocket costs for your dental care. For patients who don't have insurance, MINT dentistry in Morrow, GA takes many payment methods, including low-interest medical financing, to help make treatment and nitrous oxide sedation more affordable.

MINT dentistry is dedicated to helping you get your dream smile as comfortably as possible. If you don't have insurance coverage for sedation but have dental fear or anxiety, ask us about the MINT Discount Plan and whether it can help make your treatment easier for you to afford.

Safe and Relaxed

With the option of nitrous oxide gas, you no longer need to skip routine dental visits or put off necessary care due to dental fear or anxiety. We encourage you to set up a consultation to learn more about the benefits of nitrous oxide dental sedation at MINT dentistry. Our highly trained dental team will answer your questions and help determine if this option is right for you. Contact our dental office in Morrow, GA today!

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