Nitrous oxide is beneficial during many types of dental procedures to ease anxiety and discomfort.
Nitrous oxide is a breathable, colourless gas that has a sweet smell to it. It has been used in sedation dentistry for many years because it is safe and non-irritating. When you come to Amberwood Dental Centre for a dental procedure and we recommend the use of nitrous oxide, you will be able to breathe independently while remaining in control of your bodily functions.
The Advantages of Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide is beneficial during many types of dental procedures because it can be altered at any time to decrease or increase your sedation level. There are also no side effects on any of your body’s systems, it works quickly, and you can resume your daily activities shortly after nitrous oxide is used during a dental procedure.
When Not to Use Nitrous Oxide
Although nitrous oxide is beneficial in many situations, it is not advisable to use it if you are pregnant or if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nitrous oxide may also want to be avoided if you suffer from M.S., emphysema, a cold, or any other health issues that may compromise your ability to breathe. If you have any questions about when nitrous oxide should and shouldn’t be used, please don’t hesitate to give our Newmarket, Ontario office a call.