Nitrous Oxide Sedation New Orleans, LA

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About Nitrous Oxide in New Orleans, LA

MINT dentistry is a premier dental facility offering innovative techniques to help you get the smile you desire without discomfort or stress. Our experienced dentists often consult with patients who want to improve their oral health but are nervous about getting started because of dental phobias or fears. If anxiety is holding you back from achieving your oral health goals, MINT dentistry wants to help. Our advanced practice in New Orleans, LA offers sedation dentistry methods, like nitrous oxide gas, for dental procedures and services to help keep patients comfortable throughout their visit. A safe and effective sedation method, nitrous oxide (N2O) helps you relax during your dental visit without feeling groggy after. Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide sedation is offered by MINT dentistry's board-certified doctors to help you feel more comfortable but still remain awake. Schedule a consultation at our office to discuss receiving nitrous oxide sedation while undergoing your dental procedures.

Who Is a Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation?

Nitrous oxide sedation can be safely used on most patients and is among the most common sedation dentistry techniques. Before nitrous oxide gas is used, your dentist will ask about your medical history and current medications and address any questions or concerns you may have to ensure nitrous oxide is the best option. Nitrous oxide dental sedation at MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA can be used during most procedures and is typically combined with a local anesthetic to help you feel relaxed and comfortable. This sedation option can also be added to dental cleanings and exams if you have dental anxieties or fears that make these procedures stressful. Nitrous oxide gas may not be suitable if you have trouble breathing through your nose, extreme phobias, respiratory problems, or another serious medical condition that affects your breathing.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Gas Work?

When you arrive for your visit at MINT dentistry, our team will show you to one of our plush massaging treatment chairs. You'll be given a pair of Beats headphones and MINT sunglasses to help you relax even further. Before your procedure begins, the nitrous oxide gas will be administered through a nasal hood. As you gently inhale the gas, you should start to feel relaxed within minutes. Your team of MINT dentistry professionals will monitor your vital signs and response to the gas and can adjust the volume throughout the procedure to keep you at ease. Most patients feel tingling in their limbs, as well as a feeling of warmth, vibration, euphoria, or well-being as the gas begins to work. Nitrous oxide is normally used along with lidocaine or another local anesthesia to numb the area(s) being treated. Once the procedure is complete, we'll turn off the gas and the effects should dissipate quickly.

What Can I Expect Following Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

Nitrous oxide dental sedation carries a rapid recovery period as the gas generally leaves your system within about 3 – 5 minutes. You should be able to drive and resume your normal activities after your appointment. Most patients have no side effects but could experience temporary headaches, chills, sweating, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. Contact our MINT team if you have side effects that last longer than three days or if you have any concerns. To lessen your chance of vomiting and nausea, we recommend eating a light meal before your visit and then waiting at least three hours after you leave before eating a large meal.

The MINT Commitment

If you have dental insurance coverage, our business team will contact your provider to review your benefits in regard to nitrous oxide sedation. Once we have this information, we can calculate any out-of-pocket costs. For patients who don't carry insurance, MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA accepts several forms of payment. We can also assist you in applying for low-interest financing, which can help to make your care and sedation techniques, like nitrous oxide gas, easier to afford. Our MINT dentistry team is dedicated to helping you get your desired smile as comfortably as possible. If you don't have dental insurance, ask your dentist about the MINT Discount Plan for a way to save on your sedation and procedure.

Safe and Relaxed

If you've put off dental care due to anxiety or fear of the dentist, nitrous oxide sedation could be a great option for you. Contact our team for further details about nitrous oxide sedation and how it might help you feel more relaxed when receiving dental care. Our experienced team will answer your questions about nitrous oxide gas and can address any concerns you may have. Get in touch with MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA today!

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