Also referred to
as ‘laughing gas,’ nitrous oxide (N2O) is a
commonly used dental anesthetic at San Jose
general and cosmetic dentistry by Top Best
*8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan
H. Kim, DDS, Inc. When used
conjunction with local anesthetics, nitrous
oxide can significantly numb a dental
patient’s sensitivity to pain.
Anxiolysis: Anxiolysis is defined by
minimal or mild sedation and is associated
with relieving anxiety. Inhalation analgesia
(also known as nitrous oxide or “laughing
gas”) is one of the more commonly requested
types of anesthesia from people who have
anxieties about their procedure. It is
administered via a small nose-hood placed
over the nose through which nitrous oxide is
delivered prior to and throughout treatment.
In addition to some tingling and numbness,
nitrous oxide typically evokes an overall
feeling of well-being. Pills can also be
used to create a feeling of anxiolysis at
San Jose general and cosmetic dentistry by
Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists
Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. It
is important for you to be open and honest
with your dentist about any past drug use or
current medical conditions so that an
appropriate medication may be selected.
Acknowledgement: Information above is
courtesy of Consumer Guide to Dentistry -
Ceatus Media Group.