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     NITROUS OXIDE

We have "laughting gas" to help you with your dental treatments.

Nitrous oxide is fast-acting, quick recovery and has few side effects.

   Nitrous oxide is a safe and well established way to deal with dental anxiety and discomfort.  It can be used with children and adults.  85 % of pediatric dentist use it with their patients.  

    Nitrous oxide is a sweet-smelling gas made up of nitrogen and oxygen.  It has a calming and comforting effect while allowing you to be in control and awake through the procedure. This allows you to communicate with us throughout the procedure .  It has the effect of raising the pain threshold and may even make time feel like it passes more quickly.

     Nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen so it takes effect quickly, less than five minutes and you will recover quickly, about five to ten minutes and has few side effects.  It can be individually adjusted to your personal need.

Dental Anxiety Self Test 

     Nitrous oxide can help you if you anxious, have an overactive gag reflex, help control pain. It can be used when we give injections to help you through this procedure to make it more comfortable for you.  

     It can not be used if you are pregnant, too young to understand the procedure or if you are uncomfortable with something around your nose. Remember to have an empty stomach or no heavy meals two hours before use

    We will be monitoring you throughout your use of nitrous oxide.  We will monitor your temperature, blood pressure, skin color, eye dilation, pulse, communication levels and emotional responses.

     Nitrous is given through a mask that fits snugly over your nose.  For a small fee we can provide you with an individual mask for your protection that can be reused only by you.  This will reduce the likelihood of cross-contamination.  

     These individualized masks are latex free and come in different sizes, scents and colors. You may keep your mask and bring it with you as needed.  If you have any questions about this very useful procedure, please ask.

      Aultism-Nitrous seems to work fine on children/adults who are at the Asperger's end of the autistic spectrum.

September 28, 2008

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