Top
20
Doctor insights on: Nitrous Oxide Dental Side Effects

Share
1

1
What are the side effects of inhaling nitrous oxide (laughing gas)?

What are the side effects of inhaling nitrous oxide (laughing gas)?

Giddiness: It makes you feel giddy with poor recall - too high of a dose can cause respiratory depression. It should not be abused. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Glueck
2 doctors shared insights

Nitrous Oxide (Definition)

Nitrous oxide is a colorless gas consisting of two atoms of nitrogen and one of oxygen. It is commonly known as "laughing gas" because of the sense euphoria it produces and it also has ...Read more


Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
2 doctors agreed:
2

2
IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
2 doctors agreed:
IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

IV Sedation: is highly recommended for complete comfort. It puts you at ease and makes the surgical placement of dental implants far less threatening. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Side effects of local anasthesia in dentistry?

Side effects of local anasthesia in dentistry?

Local anesthesia: Usually very little if any, unless you are truly allergic, have high blood pressure (if epinephrine is used) or nursing or pregnant. Always consult your physician for your specific case ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
4

4
Does nitrous oxide have any addicting agents?

Does nitrous oxide have any addicting agents?

No: Nitrous oxide is a gas and is completely eliminated from your system prior to you leaving the dental office. ...Read more

5

5
Can gp dentist use nitrous oxide?

Can gp dentist use nitrous oxide?

Nitrous Oxide use: First, there is a difference between minimal sedation, moderate sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia. Most gp dentists in office settings use nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia which is a low dose generally 40-60% nitrous \ 30% minimal oxygen . Each state has their own rules governed by a state licensing\education department for training and certification. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What is a better sedation for dental teeth removal? Laughing gas (nitrous oxides), or a fast acting benzodiaza?

What is a better sedation for dental teeth removal? Laughing gas (nitrous oxides), or a fast acting benzodiaza?

Either: Both are possible treatments for sedation. Be sure that the dentist and dental team are properly trained. If you can do the procedure with nitrous oxide, i'd recommend that but if that is not enough and you need more sedation, then conscious sedation may be needed. Both are options with nitrous being safer but both are safe with properly trained individuals. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
8

8
What are the side effects of triazolam (dentists use it for oral sedation)?

What are the side effects of triazolam (dentists use it for oral sedation)?

Side effects: 14% drowsiness, 10% headache, 8% dizziness, 5% nervousness, 5% nausea, 5% vomitting. Caution of use needed if patient is suicidal, drug dependence, sleep apnea, respiratory disease, impaired gag reflex. Please review with your dentist to evaluate what is est for you. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
What anesthetic alternatives are there for nitrous oxide?

What anesthetic alternatives are there for nitrous oxide?

None: Nitrous oxide is a vapor with rapid onset and offset, poor anesthesia (amnesia) maintenance, and excellent analgesia in high concentrations. As such, it is unique in its properties. There are intravenous equivalents, but none that can be simply breathed. It's major side-effect is nausea and vomiting, so it's popularity as an anesthesia adjunct in diminishing ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Any risks?

Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?  Any risks?

Nothing is 100% safe: But, this is not something you need to fret over. Dentist w/ experience in the pediatric population are very experienced and - next to a parent - they have all the reasons in the world to be very careful. Ask for reassurance since your worries are important too - even if unneeded. Get instructions for before/after and good info. Best! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

Depends: Local anesthetic is always the safest. However, for healthy people, anesthesia procedures in an oral surgeon's office is statistically very safe. Most surgeons use a deep sedation or general anesthetic technique. In my office, general anesthesia is preferred because i can use medications that are short acting and make you feel good and alert instead of nauseated and sleepy afterwards. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
14

14
Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Not normally: Not normally. Most extractions under IV sedation do not require intubation. Even if intubation is required in select cases, there are other medications that can be used to accomplish this safely. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Can novocain (procaine) have side effects after?

Can novocain (procaine) have side effects after?

Sometime...: Novocain (procaine) side effects are rare. Some are temporary tingling, numbness and pain around the injection site. Most of these usually go away with time. More severe side effects-- anaphalactic shock, irregular heart rate with pain, anxiety (fainting), nausea, need to be reported to your dentist or emergency room. There are other anesthetics other than novacain that have more side effects. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Is tramadol with 10mg Valium & 15mg oxazepam & nitrous oxide & novacaine ok for tooth extraction surgery?

Too much!: Unless you are doing conscious sedation, which is very involved with informed consent and presentation of the entire sedation process, then this is too much. Unless you have high anxiety or fear, for which you should get sedated at someone that has proper training and equipment such as pulsoximeter, local anesthetic is appropriate. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What are the side effects of "lignocaine (lidocaine)" local anesthetic?

What are the side effects of "lignocaine (lidocaine)" local anesthetic?

Dose: At small doses, not really many. At toxic doses, can see seizure or heart arrythmia. A careful practitioner can use this drug very safely and effectively and recognize signs of trouble early. Other side effects depend on area being blocked or additives (epinephrine, preservative). ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
Side effects of regional anesthesia for delivery?

Side effects of regional anesthesia for delivery?

Regional anesthesia: Regional anesthesia is extremely safe and commonly used during labor and delivery. At my institution the epidural rate is nearly 90%. We are careful to use as low doses of local anesthetic and opioid combinations. The common effects seen are decreased sensation and motor strength in the lower extremities (expected) and occasionally a decreased blood pressure (also expected) which we treat prn. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
I've always heard inhaling nitrous oxide from whipped cream canisters kills brain cells, but isn't nitrous oxide used in dentistry?

I've always heard inhaling nitrous oxide from whipped cream canisters kills brain cells, but isn't nitrous oxide used in dentistry?

Yes, but safely.: Nitrous oxide is not the problem. It is the lack of oxygen that causes brain damage. When used in dentistry we never use 100% nitrous oxide, it is always mixed with oxygen. Where people get into trouble is breathing unregulated nitrous oxide on their own and depriving their brain of oxygen. They are suffocating themselves without realizing it. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
20

20
Is nitrous oxide stronger than ativan (lorazepam)?

Is nitrous oxide stronger than ativan (lorazepam)?

No: No, Ativan (lorazepam) is stronger; however, the effects of nitrous oxide are gone before you leave the dental office. ...Read more