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Nitrous Oxide Treatment
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nitric oxide: I think you meant Nitric Oxide instead of nitrous oxide. Nitric oxide acts as a vasodilator and is helpful with increasing blood flow in muscle building workouts while nitrous oxide is a conscious sedation gas used often in dentistry to reduce anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes.: I am assuming this is for a dental appointment or some similar medical reason and not for recreation. It is only safe under the supervision of a trained medico. Partying with nitrous oxide can result in brain damage or even death because no one is making sure you get enough oxygen! ...Read more
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Many uses: Nitric oxide functions as a signaling molecule (neurotransmitter) telling your body to make blood vessels relax and widen. Bodybuilders and athletes may use Nitric Oxide for blood flow, oxygen delivery, glucose uptake, muscle velocity, power output, and muscle growth. There are side effects associated with this supplement. Do your homework. How about balanced eating with whey protein. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer