What Is Nitrous Oxide and How Does It Help Patients During Their Dental Visit?
- Posted on: Feb 14 2023
It is not unusual for Dr. Lenny Slepchik of Downtown Montreal to be meet patients who are extremely nervous to come to the dentist. In fact, thousands of people are dealing with dental anxiety. Fortunately, with certain sedation techniques, many patients can visit his practice and feel at ease before and during their dental appointment. This can be achieved thanks to certain sedation methods, such as the administration of a gas known as nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide has been proven to be a reliable and easy-to-use sedative to ensure patients are comfortable and relaxed during their dental treatments.
What Is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide is a unique gas used by dental professionals such as Dr. Lenny Slepchik to help patients feel at ease during their appointment. Those patients will find relief in the use of this gas, which helps reduce pain and anxiety levels during your dental procedure. Nitrous oxide is colorless and odorless, and when inhaled by a patient in combination with oxygen, it produces a mild sedative-like effect that allows them to relax during the appointment. The effects of nitrous oxide wears off quickly after the mask is removed, but patients usually feel no pain or discomfort while the gas is being administered.
Who Is a Proper Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
It is vital to ensure that only trained professionals administer nitrous oxide, as improper usage could result in serious health risks for patients. Patients who are pregnant or suffering from certain cardiovascular conditions should always consult their dentist before using nitrous oxide for any upcoming appointments. Dr. Lenny Slepchik will review your medical history and any additional health notes that may impact the use of nitrous oxide for your dental visit.
How Do I Find Out More About Nitrous Oxide Sedation for Dental Anxiety?
Dr. Lenny Slepchik is a dental professional pleased to provide this service along with other relaxation techniques to combat anxiety about having dental work completed in his office. Call 514-875-7971 or email [email protected] to schedule your next appointment at his downtown Montreal practice.
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