What is Nitrous Oxide?
Also referred to as ‘laughing gas,’ nitrous oxide (N2O) is a commonly used dental anesthetic at San Jose general and cosmetic dentistry by Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers – Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. When used in conjunction with local anesthetics, nitrous oxide can significantly numb a dental patient’s sensitivity to pain.
Anxiolysis: Anxiolysis is defined by minimal or mild sedation and is associated with relieving anxiety. Inhalation analgesia (also known as nitrous oxide or “laughing gas”) is one of the more commonly requested types of anesthesia from people who have anxieties about their procedure. It is administered via a small nose-hood placed over the nose through which nitrous oxide is delivered prior to and throughout treatment. In addition to some tingling and numbness, nitrous oxide typically evokes an overall feeling of well-being. Pills can also be used to create a feeling of anxiolysis at San Jose general and cosmetic dentistry by Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers – Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. It is important for you to be open and honest with your dentist about any past drug use or current medical conditions so that an appropriate medication may be selected.