Will I be groggy after sedation with nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is the mildest forms of sedation we offer. One of its many benefits is that it has no lingering after-effects.
At Summit Dental Group, all members of our team are sensitive to your fears, but avoiding dental treatment because of anxiety is never a good idea. We want to make it easy for you to get the help you need so that you can enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth.
Nitrous oxide helps many people because it is gentle, but provides enough sedation to reduce your anxiety during dental procedures. It is easy to administer – you just have to breathe through a small mask and relax.
A member of our team will be by your side to monitor the flow of gas to make sure that you remain calm for the duration of your treatment. You don’t have to worry that you will be “knocked out,” because nitrous oxide just makes you feel very relaxed and unaffected by what’s happening around you.
As soon as we stop the gas, you will feel completely normal and able to go about your daily activities without feeling groggy. Using sedation methods like nitrous oxide, there really is no reason for you to postpone important treatment because of anxiety. Please call our Dillon dental office, and we will be happy to talk to you about the benefits of painless dentistry.