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WHAT IS NITROUS OXIDE-OXYGEN SEDATION
Do you just need the edge taken off? Nitrous Oxide is an odorless and colorless gas that dentistry has relied upon since 1844.
Nitrous Oxide sedation falls within the mildest category of sedation. Patients may feel tingling or a sense of well-being; however, they remain alert. Once inhalation is discontinued the effects also end, often within seconds. You will not need a driver to and from your appointment with the use of nitrous oxide.
Nitrous Oxide sedation carries few, if any, side effects and produces no known allergic responses. For these reasons, it makes a nearly ideal form of anxiety relief in the contemporary dental office.
HOW DOES NITROUS OXIDE SEDATION WORK?
Inhalational anesthetics, including Nitrous Oxide-oxygen, are absorbed, and distributed as the result of pressure gradients in the lungs and equilibrate when the tension of inspired gas equals that in alveoli, blood, and tissues. Gases that have low solubility in blood and adipose tissue, such as Nitrous Oxide, will achieve blood tension and equilibrate more rapidly; this provides the driving force for inhalation agents to enter the brain, where anesthetic action occurs.
Nitrous Oxide has the fastest onset among inhalation agents and is transported in blood as free gas; it does not combine with hemoglobin, and it does not undergo biotransformation. Systemic elimination occurs with pulmonary exhalation; its low solubility allows Nitrous Oxide to be removed rapidly from the body.
The combination of inhaled Nitrous Oxide and oxygen is a safe and effective means of managing pain and anxiety in dentistry. Missouri Gardens Dental offers Nitrous Oxide-oxygen sedation for pediatric patients, as well as adult patients. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at Missouri Gardens Dental for advice. Call our office at (727) 461-4832.
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