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Nitrous Oxide – Beverly Hills, CA

Stay Calm with Fast-Acting Sedation

Woman smiling while visiting sedation dentist in Beverly Hills

If you feel tense while visiting the dentist, you’re certainly not the only one. Anxiety or nervousness during dental appointments is a relatively common occurrence for people all over the country. As a result, some people tend to put off their dental treatments, even when they know they need to get them done. With a fast-acting solution like nitrous oxide from Dr. Kboudi, visiting Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry and completing necessary dental care is not only easier, but comfortable. Learn how nitrous oxide works and see if it’s right for you by giving our office a call today!

Why Choose Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry for Nitrous Oxide?

  • Easily Controllable and Works Very Quickly
  • Minimal Side Effects After Appointment
  • Ideal for Mild Anxiety and Nervousness

How Nitrous Oxide Works

Device used for nitrous oxide in Beverly Hills

Nitrous oxide is a combination of both nitrous and oxygen. This dental sedative is designed to not only help put you into a deep state of relaxation, but many patients report a euphoric sensation. It also acts as an anesthetic, making dental treatments even more comfortable to complete. When you arrive for your appointment, a small nasal mask is placed over your nose, then the sedative is slowly administered through the mask as you breathe normally. Almost immediately, you should start to notice the effects of the nitrous oxide and feel far more calm to complete your dental care.

Keep in mind that nitrous oxide is not necessarily designed to put you to sleep (although some people do become so relaxed they end up falling asleep on their own). That means you’ll be able to speak with our team and let us know about your current comfort levels throughout the procedure. Our team members will be monitoring your condition very closely every step of the way.

What You Can Expect After Your Appointment

Dental patient smiling after visiting sedation dentist in Beverly Hills

After the appointment is complete, we will remove the nasal mask and you’ll slowly reintroduce regular air into your body. As quickly as it came, the effects of the nitrous should begin to fade away, making you feel how you did before you began treatment. With no lasting side effects to worry about, you’ll have the ability to drive yourself back home or resume your day-to-day activities without interruption!

Benefits of Choosing Nitrous Oxide

Younger patient receiving nitrous oxide in Beverly Hills

By choosing nitrous oxide to help facilitate your dental care, you can expect many benefits. Even those who do not have dental anxiety or fear can benefit from its use. For example:

  • Those with a natural gag reflex or low pain tolerance will find treatment much easier with nitrous oxide.
  • If you have a family member with cognitive or physical disabilities that make sitting in a dental chair for long periods of time difficult, nitrous oxide can help them relax and remain still.
  • Need to have multiple treatments done in a short period of time? Nitrous oxide can create a more efficient appointment for you overall, saving you time in the future.

Nitrous Oxide FAQs

Relaxed dental patient, smiling after use of nitrous oxide

We completely understand if you have questions about nitrous oxide. As your sedation dentist in Beverly Hills, we will be more than happy to talk to you about any concerns that you may have. Before you call us, though, you may find some useful information in the following list of FAQs. Hopefully, what you discover will help you make a well-informed decision about whether nitrous oxide may be right for you.

Who Is a Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

Nitrous oxide is suitable for most patients. In fact, it is commonly used for even small children to help them stay relaxed and calm throughout dental procedures. However, there are a few groups of people for whom nitrous oxide is not recommended. For example, if you are expecting a child, you should not be exposed to nitrous oxide. We can use other means to help pregnant individuals feel comfortable during their appointments.

How Safe Is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide is generally very safe. We are highly trained in its use, and we take all appropriate precautions to support the health and safety of our patients. For example, we typically mix nitrogen with about 30% oxygen to reduce the risk of adverse effects. If a procedure is particularly long or serious, we may adjust the ratio to 50% nitrogen and 50% oxygen.

If you experience any unpleasant side effects from nitrous oxide, such as nausea or a headache, they are likely to fade quite quickly. If you notice any severe issues that you believe may be related to your sedation, call your dentist in Beverly Hills or head to the local ER right away (depending on the specifics of the situation).

Will Nitrous Oxide Make Me Tell Secrets?

There is an idea floating around that nitrous oxide is a sort of “truth serum” that lowers an individual’s ability to keep sensitive information to themselves. However, that isn’t true. It is unlikely that you will reveal anything you do not want to while you are under the influence of nitrous oxide. If you do happen to let something slip, you can trust our dental team to keep the information under wraps.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Reduce Anxiety and Pain?

Nitrous oxide works in a few different ways. For one thing, it dulls a patient’s senses, lessening their ability to hear sounds, experience pain, and feel touch. It can also affect the brain, inducing a feeling of happiness or euphoria. It may do so by blocking certain neurotransmitters, which reduces your ability to feel anxiety. It can also stimulate the release of feel-good hormones, such as dopamine.