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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide in New York, New York

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Our New York area dentists provide nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, as a temporary sedation method. Laughing gas is used to help patients feel comfortable and at ease during their procedure. We are able to control the amount of gas the patient receives by placing a mask over the patient's nose. Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas that makes the patient feel relaxed. It is not designed to put patients to sleep. They will be able to respond to our requests and directions. We are happy to provide nitrous oxide for patients who my feel nervous or scared about their procedure.

What to Expect

Nitrous oxide is administered through a small hood that goes over the nose. The patient is instructed to breath normally, but deeply, and usually within just a few minutes they will feel its relaxation effects. Nitrous oxide will not put you to sleep, but many patients are so relaxed, it is not uncommon for them to go to sleep for some of the procedure. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off very quickly, which means patients will be able to drive themselves to work or home after their appointment. These effects help our patients to relax so that the dental procedure can take place without excessive worry.

Estimated Cost

It is our goal to ensure that every patient is comfortable and relaxed during their dental procedure. There is no additional cost in our office for nitrous oxide.

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Average Cost  
$75 - $100
Recovery Time  
1-2 Hours
How Long It Takes  
5-10 Minutes
Procedure Recovery Location  
Office Visit
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Nitrous Oxide FAQs

Is It Safe?

Nitrous oxide is a very safe sedation method. The most common side effect is slight nausea, especially in younger patients.

What If I'm Pregnant?

It is recommended that pregnant women do not use nitrous oxide during pregnancy or while nursing.

How Long Does It Last?

The effects of nitrous oxide wear off shortly after taking off the gas mask. The effects wear off quick enough for patients to drive themselves home after their procedure.