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Dental Work With Nitrous Oxide
I am extermely dental phobic. Need to have more work done but nitrous oxide did nothing. What are my options?
Number of reasons: Many reasons; here are a few. Cost, risk factor, certification needed by practitioners to use it, facility space limitations, potential for misuse, increased difficulty to work when it is being used and is often in the way, extra time required to use and re-oxygenate the patient. Additionally, it has ,sadly, become a crutch for many, although an almost bona fide necessity for some. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nitrous Oxide use: First, you have to be trained and not every dentist is. Secondly, and more importantly, dental insurance companies do not generally pay for this service. Dental clinics are looking to cut costs and would have to offer this premium service at no charge, or the patients would have to pay out of pocked. Both scenarios are unlikely. You generally get what you pay for in this world. ...Read more
Is nitrous oxide safe? I get really nervous during all dental procedures, so my dentist always gives me nitrous oxide so i won't freak out, even during cleanings. I recently read that too much is bad for you. How much is too much? Should i stop getting it
A dental patient of ours has positional dizziness (for years). He is unmedicated. Is it safe to give him nitrous oxide?
If i receive nitrous oxide for a dental procedure will i be wearing the mask all the time and will i hear conversations of the dentist and hygienist?
IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.
Clarification: If you are implying just the use of nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia? Then no. If you meant to say local anesthesia to numb the area ; additionally nitrous oxide? Then yes. As a matter of fact 95% of my patients elect to have that done in lieu of having IV sedation ; with a few rare exceptions all were happy they made that choice. Many even forgo the use of nitrous oxide. It's a very personal choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer