Who Can Benefit from Inhaled Sedation?
Inhaled sedation can benefit a wide range of patients and it is even safe for use on children. Nitrous oxide is frequently used to help patients overcome dental fears. We can use this sedation method for routine procedures such as cleanings and exams, as well as more complex procedures such as the placement of a dental crown. Even patients who do not have dental fears can benefit from inhaled sedation during lengthy procedures.
Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, is an inhaled sedative. It is widely used and is a highly effective form of light sedation. Nitrous oxide can ensure a more comfortable appointment for patients with disabilities or those with painful medical conditions such as arthritis. It is also a good alternative for patients who are allergic to certain medications and cannot use oral conscious sedation.