If you’ve chosen to be sedated with laughing gas at Santo Dental Group, you’re in good hands. Dr. Michael Santo, Dr. Miles Santo, Dr. Katelyn Domingues and Associate Dr. Meaghan McCormick are experts in sedation dentistry in Red Bank. You can trust us to provide you with top-notch care.
But you may be wondering what to expect. What’s laughing gas like? How is it administered? How long do its after-effects last? In this blog, we’ll answer all of these questions and more. Get all the details now.
First things first, let’s go over the basic overview of the treatment process. Here’s what you can expect from your appointment at Santo Dental Group:
One clue is in the name. As the name suggests, laughing gas often makes patients feel giddy and disconnected from the things that are happening around them. You may even giggle or laugh during your appointment.
However, you will remain fully conscious and responsive to commands. Laughing gas also helps suppress your gag reflex and reduces feelings of pain and discomfort, making it ideal for minor-to-moderately complex dental surgeries.
You’ll stop feeling the effects of laughing gas within 5 minutes after the gas flow is cut off. You may experience some after-effects like nausea, a headache, or dizziness for a little bit, but these are minor and pass quickly
Yes, and this is one of the biggest benefits of nitrous oxide. You can drive home, or go back to school or work, and get back to your normal routine right away. This is not possible with deeper methods of sedation like pill-based oral sedation or IV sedation.
At Santo Dental Group, laughing gas sedation is one of our specialties. We’re here to help patients from all walks of life get the care they need, even if they have fear or anxiety about dental care. To learn more and find out if laughing gas sedation is right for you, contact us online or give us a call at (732) 530-1003.