Martin Dentistry

12370 Olio Road, Fishers, IN 46037

Martin Dentistry
Martin Dentistry

12370 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037

Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Conscious Sedation, Laughing Gas) – Fishers, IN

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About Nitrous Oxide

If you have skipped dental visits due to your fear of the dentist, you could benefit from nitrous oxide sedation at Martin Dentistry. Our practice in Fishers, IN features nitrous oxide sedation for long, complex procedures, and to help patients with dental anxieties and fears during standard visits. Nitrous oxide (N2O) gas is a proven sedation technique that helps you safely relax during your visit. Commonly known as laughing gas, N2O is used by dentists Drs. Matthew Martin, Stephanie Martin, and Lynn Marshall to keep you comfortable while you remain awake. Schedule a consultation with us today to learn more about nitrous oxide and other sedation options during your dental visit.

What to Expect

Typically, nitrous oxide is combined with oxygen for safer results. To begin sedation, the dentist places a nasal hood over the patient’s nose and the patient is instructed to breathe normally through their nose in order to inhale the gas. The nitrous oxide will start working within a few minutes and the patient will begin to feel light-headed. After that, the patient will notice a tingling sensation, usually in their arms and legs, or a vibrating feeling that is followed by a warmth through the body. Once the gas takes full effect, the patient should experience a sense of euphoria. Unlike other forms of sedation, the dentist can determine the exact amount of time that the nitrous oxide is needed. Therefore, it can be switched on and off at any given time, depending on the patient’s needs.

Treatment Aftercare

Once the dentist has stopped the supply of nitrous oxide, the gas should leave the body within 3 – 5 minutes, which means that the patient should have no “hangover” effect and is safe to drive home after the procedure. Since nitrous oxide is a relatively safe form of sedation, there are usually no negative side effects associated with the gas. In rare instances, a patient may report slight nausea. If a patient is prone to nausea, it is suggested they eat something before receiving nitrous oxide.

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Is Laughing Gas for You?

If you avoid regular dental appointments or you're dealing with dental pain because of fear of the dentist, please consider a consult with us to learn more about nitrous oxide sedation at our dental facility in Fishers, IN. Our skilled team of staff will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns about the use of nitrous oxide sedation at Martin Dentistry.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.