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Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Pembroke Pines, FL

Fast-Acting Sedatives for Anxious Patients

A young patient using nitrous oxide sedation.

Do you wish you didn’t always feel so nervous during your dental appointments? Finding it difficult to get even your basic exams and cleanings done and out of the way? Whether you’ve always had trouble visiting the dentist or you had a negative experience with a previous dentist, your oral health shouldn’t have to suffer just because of anxiety. At Friedland Family Dentistry of Pembroke Pines, we make patient comfort a priority, which is why you can take advantage of fast-acting and effective nitrous oxide at our practice! Call us today to set up your next appointment and learn more about sedation dentistry!

Why Choose Friedland Family Dentistry of Pembroke Pines for Nitrous Oxide

How Does Nitrous Oxide Sedation Work?

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Nitrous oxide is a mixture of gases, specifically nitrous and oxygen, designed to be slowly inhaled throughout your dental procedure. To do this, one of our dentists provides a mask that covers the nose and allows a gentle stream of sedative to flow directly into your lungs. As you inhale the sedative, you’ll start to feel a warm and calming sensation envelope your body. Through the course of treatment, you’ll find it much easier to undergo your necessary procedures, whether they be a basic cleaning or placement for a dental crown. Once treatment is complete, we’ll remove the mask and you’ll start to feel back to your normal self!

Am I a Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

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We generally recommend nitrous oxide to those who may struggle to complete basic exams without feeling fear or anxiety. While this is the most common reason we provide sedation, it’s hardly the only time it may be appropriate. For example, if you have large amounts of dental work to complete or you simply struggle to keep still in the dental chair, nitrous oxide is a great way to stay still and calm. If you have a child with special needs or they simply have a sensitive gag reflex, nitrous oxide can make the treatment process much easier as well. We’ll listen to and discuss your needs in more detail when you arrive and our dentists will make sure you fully understand what to expect before beginning any step of your treatment.   

What Happens After Using Nitrous Oxide?

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Following the end of treatment, our dentists will make sure to observe your condition following sedation. The effects should only take a few minutes to wear off, making it easy for you to continue your daily activities without interruption. If you had local anesthesia applied prior to treatment, it’s very important that you don’t eat foods until the effects wear off. This will prevent you from accidentally biting your tongue or cheek while you eat.

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