Do you feel nervous about going to the dentist? Does just the thought of sitting in the dental chair make you feel anxious or even scared? If so, our dentist may recommend nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is a sedative gas that can be used to help you feel more comfortable and at ease during your treatment at our office. We will simply place a comfortable mask over your nose, and all you need to do is breathe as normal. Within just a few minutes, you will feel more relaxed. The nitrous oxide is mixed with a high percentage of oxygen, and we can easily adjust the level of nitrous oxide to keep you feeling calm and comfortable. When the treatment is over and we have stopped the flow of nitrous oxide, the effects will wear off in just 5-10 minutes. You can then safely and legally drive yourself home.
Nitrous oxide is a mild, safe form of sedation with very few side effects. Dr. Brian Jacobsen will review these possible effects with you to ensure your safety, and we will carefully monitor you throughout your treatment to make sure you are safe and comfortable. To learn more about nitrous oxide in Ephrata, Washington, and how we can provide you with a more enjoyable dental experience at Jacobsen Dental, call us today.