About Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide gas has many names, like inhalation sedation, happy gas, and laughing gas. Its main purpose is to sedate patients for a short time during dental services. At DentalWorks - Lincoln Park in Lincoln Park, MI, our dentists use this odorless gas to remove any discomfort for the patient during a service and to help them remain calm. Our dentists may shift the dose of nitrous oxide gas delivered to the patient. Since nitrous oxide is a conscious sedation option, the patient does not go to sleep, although they will feel more comfortable. The patient remains responsive enough to listen to our dentists and follow any instructions during the service.
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What to Expect
Oxygen is generally combined with the nitrous oxide gas for better results. Our dentists will begin the nitrous oxide by putting a mask over the patient’s mouth and nose that will be inhaled as the patient breathes as usual. The patient will begin to feel groggy soon as the gas takes effect. The patient will then begin to get a tingling sensation (generally in the limbs) or a warm, vibrating feeling spreading through the body. At its greatest level, the gas will make the patient get a sense of euphoria and let our dentists to finish the service without any anxiety to the patient. The sedation gas can be used as much as needed, plus it can be switched on and off by our dentists to meet the patient’s needs.
When the nitrous oxide is off, the gas will exit the patient's system in a short time. The patient should have no lasting effects and they can leave home at the end of the service. There are typically no negative side effects associated with nitrous oxide gas after sedation, although on occasion patients will have temporary nausea. To prevent nausea, the patient should eat solid food before their service at DentalWorks - Lincoln Park.
The insurance coverage of gas sedation will differ depending on the reasons for use. When sedation is necessary for a dental service, it is typically covered at least in part by the patient’s insurance policy. If the nitrous oxide sedation is chosen by the patient for fear or anxiety, the insurance policy may not cover any of the bill for sedation. The front office of DentalWorks - Lincoln Park in Lincoln Park, MI will communicate with the patient’s insurance company to calculate their coverage and personal expenses. DentalWorks - Lincoln Park accepts many methods of payment and will help to connect patients to medical financing plans.
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A Laughing Matter
When you contact us for a treatment or consultation, please ask about nitrous oxide sedation techniques for your trip to DentalWorks - Lincoln Park in Lincoln Park, MI. Whether it is a routine dental cleaning or a more complex service, our dentists can review your sedation options and answer any questions you may have about nitrous oxide gas. Please contact DentalWorks - Lincoln Park as soon as possible to schedule your consultation to learn more about your sedation options.