Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe. It has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe, allowing the patient to be able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions.
There are many advantages to using Nitrous Oxide:
- There is no after effect such as a “hangover”.
- Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects.
- Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing.
- It works rapidly, and effectively providing relaxation properties.
Reasons to not use Nitrous Oxide:
You should not utilize Nitrous Oxide if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Though there are no other major contraindications to using nitrous oxide, you may not want to use it if you have emphysema, Multiple Sclerosis, a cold, difficulties with breathing, undergoing respiratory treatment, or are pregnant.