About Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide gas has many names, like inhalation sedation, happy gas, and laughing gas. Its most popular use is to tranquilize patients for a brief time throughout dental services. At North Beach Dental in Fort Worth, TX, our dentists use this odorless gas to remove any discomfort for the patient while having a service and to help them remain calm. Our dentists may shift the dose of nitrous oxide gas delivered to the patient. Because nitrous oxide gas is a conscious sedation option, the patient does not fall asleep, although they will feel more comfortable. The patient remains responsive enough to hear our dentists and perform any directions throughout the service.
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What to Expect
Oxygen is generally combined with the nitrous oxide gas for better effects. Our dentists will start the nitrous oxide by putting a mask on top of the patient’s mouth and nose that will be consumed when the patient breathes as usual. The patient will start to feel groggy soon when the gas goes into effect. The patient may then start to get a tingling sensation (generally in the limbs) or a warm, pulsating feeling spreading through their body. When at its greatest level, the gas will make the patient get a sense of euphoria and let our dentists to finish the service without any anxiety for the patient. The sedation gas will be used as much as needed, and the gas can be turned off and on by our dentists to meet the patient’s needs.
When the nitrous oxide is off, its effects will exit the patient's system in a short time. The patient will experience no long-term effects and they can leave home at the end of the service. There are typically no lasting negative reactions caused by nitrous oxide after sedation, although on occasion patients will have temporary stomach trouble. To avoid stomach trouble, the patient is advised to have solid food before their service at North Beach Dental.
The dental insurance payment of gas sedation will differ based on the purpose for use. If sedation is necessary for a dental service, it's typically paid at least partly by the patient’s insurance policy. If the nitrous oxide sedation is chosen by the patient to help with anxiety or fear, the insurance policy may not pay the bill for sedation. The front office of North Beach Dental in Fort Worth, TX will communicate with the patient’s insurance company to calculate their insurance benefits and out-of-pocket costs. North Beach Dental takes several methods of payment and will help to join patients to financing options.
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When you contact us for a treatment or consultation, be sure to learn more about nitrous oxide gas sedation techniques for your visit to North Beach Dental in Fort Worth, TX. Whether it is a regular dental cleaning or a more complex service, our dentists will review your sedation options and answer any questions you may have about nitrous oxide gas. Please contact North Beach Dental as soon as possible to plan your appointment to find out more regarding your sedation dentistry choices.