Baton Rouge Dentist Offers Inhalation Sedation

Most of us have a little twitch of fear when we are anticipating our next dental appointment. It is so easy to procrastinate the next visit to the dentist. But the good news is that with all the modern dental technology, procedures are generally painless at Dr Grand, Dentist Baton Rouge.

Inhalation sedation is one of the most effective forms of sedation dentistry to relieve anxiety. This form of sedation is short lived, and it does not require shots. The inhalation of the nitrous oxide, which has analgesic and anesthetic properties, works quickly and does not have any unpleasant side effects. If you choose this mild form of sedation, the dentist will administer the nitrous oxide in his office so you will not need someone to drive you to and from home. The dentist places a mask over your nose so that you will breathe in the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen which can be adjusted depending on the level of sedation that you need. Generally, the dentist administers three parts nitrous oxide and seven parts oxygen. The mixture of gases can be strengthened or weakened to make sure you are comfortable. This gas is very helpful in relieving anxiety. When the procedure is completed, the nitrous is turned off, and in a few minutes you are able to drive yourself home safely.

This type of sedation is best for routine procedures. Many people are uncomfortable with having the shots to deaden the problem area. But with a little nitrous oxide, which suppresses painful sensations, most people do not even feel the shots. Do not hesitate to request this stress reducer. Visit them here.

  • Louisiana Dental Association
  • Inhalational Anaesthetic