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4 Things to Know about Laughing Gas

February 7, 2022
Posted By: Anderson Dental
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Nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas, is a relaxant delivered through a mask. If you’re having dental treatment and choose nitrous oxide in Champaign, IL, you can count on a detached feeling that allows you to get treatment without anxiety.

Let’s look at a few other benefits or things you should know about nitrous oxide.

#1 Nitrous Oxide Is Safe for Patients of All Ages

Of course, your dentist will take a health history if we don’t have one on file, but as a rule, nitrous oxide is safe for patients of all ages, including children and older adults.

#2 Nitrous Oxide Has Been Used for Centuries

Nitrous oxide has been around since the late 1700s to help patients feel relaxed during medical treatments and, eventually, dental treatments.

#3 Nitrous Oxide Means No Lingering Side Effects

Following your dental treatment or procedure, your dentist in Champaign removes the mask, and the effects go with it. You’ll be able to return to work or enjoy your day without feeling groggy or confused. It is also acceptable for children to return to school.

#4 Nitrous Oxide Allows You to Get Multiple Treatments During One Appointment

When you feel relaxed, it is much easier to undergo more invasive or multiple treatments during one dental visit. And a relaxant like nitrous makes the appointment go by faster because you’re not stressed or thinking about your treatment.

Additionally, nitrous oxide helps those with dental anxiety reestablish care and take charge of their oral health like never before.

Contact Your Champaign, IL Dentist for More Information

We use powerful anesthesia for invasive treatments and are always gentle and compassionate. But nitrous oxide adds a calming aspect to your dental visit, making dentistry relaxing and stress-free.

If you would like to learn more about nitrous oxide or have questions for our dental team, give Anderson Dental a call today at (217) 356-7334.  

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