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Nitrous Oxide: What “Laughing Gas” Can Do For You

If you feel anxious or afraid at the mere thought of undergoing a dental procedure, don’t worry – you’re definitely not alone. Sedation dentistry can help you relax, with a variety of methods and treatments that are available to fit your unique needs as a patient here at Bethesda Sedation Dentistry. But what if you don’t have the time to undergo a treatment that leaves you out of commission for a day? You may have to go back to work, or perhaps you don’t have anyone available to drive you home after your procedure. Thankfully, there’s a sedation technique for you that will help you feel relaxed without leaving you drowsy afterwards – nitrous oxide. With the help of nitrous oxide, you’ll be able to feel comfortable and safe during your procedure here in our Bethesda, MD office, as well as get back on your feet quickly after it’s over.

Don’t dread the dentist’s chair any longer

You may know nitrous oxide by its nickname, “laughing gas” – and for good reason. When nitrous oxide is administered to you, it induces warm feelings of relaxation and happiness. Although you’ll still be conscious, it’ll help you feel at ease as the procedure is going on around you. Dr. Klotz or Dr. Schlossberg will also be able to easily adjust the level of the gas, giving you as much or as little as you need to feel comfortable.

Nitrous oxide can be paired with IV sedation or oral-conscious sedation if needed to sooth your anxiety. Using it by itself has one distinct benefit, though – the effects of nitrous oxide dissipate entirely in a matter of minutes, meaning you won’t require any downtime or escorting after your procedure. You’ll be able to drive home, return to work, and perform other duties feeling better than ever, with a brand-new smile to boot!

You can learn more about nitrous oxide and the other sedation dentistry techniques we offer here. Dr. Klotz and Dr. Schlossberg are committed to providing you dental care that is both effective and comfortable in a relaxed environment. Call Bethesda Sedation Dentistry today to schedule an appointment. In our Bethesda office, we cater to the dental needs of patients from Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, and Washington D.C.

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