The Calming effect of Nitrous Oxide in Dental Therapy
Patients treated with nitrous oxide stay relaxed. This enables the clinician to work more efficiently. Satisfied patients remain calm and comfortable helping optimise working routines and safety levels.
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During the sedation with nitrous oxide the patients are relieved of stress and pain but remain fully addressable.
The Patient experience
The patient stays conscious, is relaxed and responsive. The experience of pain is minimised with some patients considering the treatment pleasant.
Incorporating conscious sedation systems in your practice enhances your treatment range and is also a marketing factor and aids in emphasising the competence of the dentist.
No More Fear of the Dentist
Many patients feel uneasy, almost fearful when going to the dentist which prevents them from coming back regularly for long overdue treatment.
The stress-relieving effects of nitrous oxide is a great method for treating anxious patients. The patient feels light and relaxed; the feelings of anxiety disappear.
Nitrous oxide also helps during treatment; the multiple swallowing reflexes and external gag reflex common when taking an impression is almost completely removed.
The psychological reduction of stress makes for stress- and pain-free treatment – and can allow the dentist to perform some treatments without full sedation. The effects of the nitrous oxide disappear completely after a short space of time and can be reversed with 100% oxygen within a matter of minutes.
The after-effects are extremely mild; even children can be treated using nitrous oxide.
Individual conscious sedation with nitrous oxide
One of the benefits of nitrous oxide is that the dentist can determine the individual sedation level minute by minute.
The nitrous effect takes effect after only a few minutes of inhalation and dentists can individually adjust its level during treatment as required.
After treatment, the effect ends in a matter of minutes. Patients are able to leave the practice normally after a short amount of time.
Short period of influence
The sedation with nitrous oxide only has a short latency time, so the idle time for the patients to the ability to drive is very short.
This is an enormous advantage in comparison to other sedation methods.