What Are the Effects of Laughing Gas?

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Sedation dentistry is becoming more and more popular as people want to receive oral health treatment, but are still struggling with dental anxiety. Even if today’s dental offices are friendly and very customer-oriented, many individuals still experience fear when going to the dentist, which is often preventing them from getting the needed treatment. Let’s talk …

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Updated: April 22, 2020

Is Laughing Gas Safe for Everyone?

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While nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) is generally safe, there are certain patients it is not recommended for. Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a type of inhalation sedation that has been widely used in sedation dentistry since the 19th century when it was introduced to medicine. It is generally one …

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Updated: July 11, 2019

Is Laughing Gas Enough for My Dental Procedure?

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“Laughing gas” can be a lifesaver for patients who experience anxiety while in the dentist’s chair. Sedation dentistry helps many persons receive much needed dental treatment that would be difficult to perform without these relaxing medications. However you may wonder, is laughing gas enough to help you go through the procedure? What Is “Laughing Gas”? …

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Updated: February 2, 2022

5 Questions to Ask Before Your First Dental Sedation Appointment

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Here are 5 questions you should ask before your sedation appointment. For sufferers of dental anxiety, movement disorders, low pain tolerance, and high sensitivity, going to the dentist can be excruciating. Fortunately, these people can turn to dental sedation to get the oral care they need. If this describes you, it is best to do …

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Updated: February 13, 2019

St. Louis Sedation Dentistry: How Does Laughing Gas Work?

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Laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, is a safe and effective sedative agent that can help you relax during your dental procedure. Nitrous oxide sometimes referred to as “laughing gas,” is an odorless gas that can do wonders to reduce anxiety, especially in children or adults who have previously had a bad experience in the dentist’s …

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Updated: January 18, 2019

Are Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedation Enough for My Dental Procedure?

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When you come in for your appointment, we will decide which level of dental sedation is best for you. The reason that many people have a fear of the dentist is that they have had a procedure in the past that didn’t go so well and wasn’t very pleasant. If you are avoiding a dental …

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Updated: September 28, 2022