Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry – Glenpool, OK

Safely Making Your Dental Anxiety Disappear

Nitrous oxide dental sedation administration system

At 918 Dentist of Glenpool, patient comfort is always a top priority. While our friendly team is sure to greet you with a warm welcome, we understand that some patients still feel nervous when they step through our doors. If you are one of the millions of Americans that experience dental anxiety, we have a solution for you! Nitrous oxide sedation dentistry in Glenpool, OK can put you at complete ease when you are in Dr. Mohanna’s chair and prevent any discomfort during dental procedures.

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Patient receiving dental treatment under nitrous oxide dental sedation

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas,” is a colorless, odorless gas that is used to help patients undergo extensive dental treatment comfortably or overcome dental anxiety. Considered a safe and effective sedation method for adults and children alike, nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen produces a pleasant feeling of euphoria that spreads through the body and reduces worries.

The many benefits of nitrous oxide sedation include:

  • Extremely safe
  • Fast acting
  • Easily administered (no needles!)
  • Quick recovery
  • Minimal or no side effects

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

Patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation dentistry treatment

Dr. Parnam Mohanna, an experienced sedation dentist in Glenpool, will place a small mask over your nose and turn on the gas. Within minutes of inhaling nitrous oxide, you will begin to feel extremely relaxed and in a pleasant mood.

Once the effects of nitrous oxide have fully set in, Dr. Mohanna will begin performing the planned dental treatment. You will remain conscious through the procedure and will be able to respond to any questions or comments from Dr. Mohanna, but you will not feel any discomfort.

When your dental treatment is complete, Dr. Mohanna will turn off the gas and remove the mask. The effects of nitrous oxide wear of swiftly, so in a matter of minutes you will feel complete alert and ready to continue on with your day. It is even safe for patients to drive themselves home or back to work after treatment involving nitrous oxide sedation! 

Man smiling after completing dental treatment

Who is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

Relaxed patient in dental office

Most healthy adults can safely receive nitrous oxide to help ease their nerves at the dentist’s office. You may be a good candidate for nitrous oxide sedation in Glenpool if you:

  • Feel extremely anxious at the thought of visiting a dentist
  • Have a strong gag reflex that could interfere with dental treatment
  • Have a phobia of needles
  • Have difficulty sitting in the same position for more than a few minutes
  • Have a traumatic past dental experience

In addition, nitrous oxide is also recognized by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as safe for children who need dental treatment. Nitrous oxide sedation can be especially helpful for young children who have trouble sitting still for long periods of time or who are afraid of visiting the dentist.

Who Should Avoid Nitrous Oxide?

Dental patient taking pills

Although nitrous oxide is extremely safe when administered by a sedation dentist in Glenpool, there are still some patients who may not be good candidates for this type of dental sedation. In general, nitrous oxide is not recommended for patients in the following scenarios:

  • Pregnancy
  • Respiratory disease
  • Sinus congestion (which can prevent the full effects of sedation)
  • Certain medications

If you experience dental anxiety and want to know if you are a good candidate for nitrous oxide sedation, contact our dental office today!