If sitting in the dental chair makes you feel a little anxious, talk to our dentist about using nitrous oxide during your next appointment at Sierra Oaks Dental. Dr. Peter Kim can use nitrous oxide in Sacramento, California, to help you relax while our team improves your smile. To learn more and schedule your visit, call (916) 481-2000 today to speak with a member of our team.

What Is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide (N20) is a gas mixture of nitrogen and oxide that can generate a tranquil or euphoric feeling when inhaled. Due to its calming effects, it is a common sedative used in dental practices. Patients who suffer from dental phobia usually respond very well to nitrous oxide and can often receive complex or more invasive treatments with ease while inhaling the gas.

Why Opt for Nitrous Oxide?

If you feel nervous about the dentist and thoughts about your upcoming treatment are keeping you up at night, you might want to consider asking our dentist about using nitrous oxide during your appointment. Whether you are worried about experiencing a new type of dental treatment or you simply do not like the sounds and sights of dental tools, procedures or the office itself, nitrous oxide may be able to provide the relief you need.

Benefits of Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide can keep you feeling calm and at ease while you are in the dental chair. The administration of nitrous oxide is easy as it is simply a gas you inhale. The gas can give you a light, peaceful feeling, and it may even make you feel happy hence its nickname as a “laughing” gas! Nitrous oxide is very safe and even used for children. The effects are only temporary and will wear off quickly once the flow of gas is stopped. You will be able to drive yourself home after your appointment legally and safely.

Process of Receiving Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is simple to both administer and receive. We will make sure you are comfortable in the dental chair and address any concerns you may have about the sedation treatment. We will then place a mask over your nose and turn on the flow of nitrous oxide, and you will inhale the gas through your nose. You should begin to feel its effects shortly, and we will watch you closely the entire time the gas is on so that we can keep you safe.

Cost of Nitrous Oxide

The cost of nitrous oxide will depend on the amount of sedative needed and the length of time it is in use. We will discuss all treatment costs with you and help you make the best decision for your health.

Going to the dentist really can be a pleasant experience! To learn more about nitrous oxide, its effects and whether it might be a good option for you, please give us a call. We want to help you feel as comfortable as possible during your visit with us!