When they pull your teeth do they give you laughing gas?

Of course. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation can be used for any type of dental treatment. If you opt for nitrous oxide for your tooth extraction, you can drive yourself home.
Extraction Sedation. The safest is to have a local anesthetic, and that is usually all that is needed. Less risk of a allergic reaction. Discuss this with your oral surgeon. If you are anxious about the proceedure then it may be suggested to have nitrous oxide(laughing gas) or even a general anesthetic done in a hospital setting. Your medical history would need to be evaluated to make the best choice for you.
That depends. That depends on your level of anxiety. For many patients all they require is adequate local anesthesia. For patients with mild-moderate anxiety about dental extracts, laughing gas (nitrous oxide) can help them to relax. For severely anxious patients IV or general anesthesia may be the best option. You should talk to the dentist who is treating you about the best option for your situation.
Depends. Dentists want to make the experience comfortable for you. If you feel you need something to help you through the procedure, ask about your options. Laughing gas is an option that some patients chose. Remember, though, all additional services have additional cost. Many patients do have extractions with only the shot.
If it is available. . Not all dental offices have nitrous oxide. If you need laughing gas then you need to find an office that offers it. Other choices to relax you would be oral sedatives like valium or even IV sedation.

Related Questions

I am getting my bottom wisdom tooth pulled and the tooth next to it, they want to give me laughing gas is this better than just novocaine?

In addition to. Laughing gas will not numb you up and therefore it cannot be used alone for extraction of teeth. You will be given local anesthesia to completely numb you up and i agree that for most patients the additional use of laughing gas will give you a "floating" feeling that will relax you, get your mind off the procedure, make time pass more quickly and make the procedure an easier one for you. Read more...
Need both. Local anesthetic (novocaine is no longer made) will work ok but adding laughing gas (nitrous oxide) would be better. Nitrous alone is not a great pain killer but is good for anxiety. Read more...
Different. The novacaine will get the tooth numb, and the gas will help you relax so you will be less stressed out by the procedure. You will not feel anything, see anything, or hear anything. This will reduce your stress, and less stress will help you heal faster. There are very few side effects. Many patients find this to be very helpful when having wisdom teeth extracted. Ask surgeon your questions. Read more...

Need docs help! I am getting my teeth pulled, when they pull your teeth do they use any laughing gas (anymore) or something to prevent pain?

Better Options today. There are better options than nitrous oxide today for sedation in the dental setting. You will need a driver, both to and from, the visit...So plan accordingly. Ask you dentist for oral sedation options, if he/she doesn't offer them, maybe you should reconsider the appointment if you are extremely apprehensive. It is our job to keep you comfortable and we have many ways to do that today! Read more...
Laughing gas. Do dentists still use it? Absolutely. Do all dentists use it? No. Regardless, you will be given local anesthesia (shots) which will make you completely numb and therefore not feel anything. Some patients elect to get IV sedation. While unnecessary and more risk, cost and inconvenience, it's ideal for some patients. Discuss your options with the surgeon in advance and find out what's best for you. Read more...

Why is laughing gas used when having wisdom teeth pulled?

Anxiety. Most people are very nervous about having their wisdom teeth pulled. The laughing gas helps to relieve some of that nervousness. Read more...
Minimize anxiety. Laughing gas does not make you sleepy but can minimize anxiety during the procedure. Local anesthesia is still required. Make sure you go to a doctor trained in administering anesthesia. Read more...
Your comfort. Nitrous can help some patients feel more relaxed during the procedure. You will still have local anesthesia (injections) administered. Read more...
Relaxation. Laughing gas or nitrous oxide gas is used to put the patient at ease so that the wisdom teeth procedure will appear quicker and smooth. Another option to consider that most patients like is IV sedation. Patients often don't remember anything and it is even quicker and easier. See an oral surgeon for a consultation. Read more...

Is it painful to get your wisdom teeth pulled without laughing gas?

No. Laughing gas only helps relax you. It will not deaden the pain during an extraction. A local anesthetic is best to deaden the pain of wisdom tooth extraction. Read more...
Gas or no.. Laughing gas won't affect pain when having wisdom teeth out. Local anesthetic will numb any sharp pain, but you will still feel pressure which can be uncomfortable, but tolerable. If you are worried, you may want to see an oral surgeon or dentist who can treat you with I.V. Sedation where you basically go to sleep and when you wake up it's all over. Read more...
Not painful. You will be numb. Gas just takes the edge off. You will still feel pressure if you have gas or not. If you feel pain, you need more novocaine. If anxiety is an issue, your dentist can prescribe a pill to take the edge off. But you will need a ride from the office following the extraction. Read more...

When getting your wisdom teeth removed, how come some dentists give you an IV & laughing gas while others just the laughing gas? Is one way vs. The other better? What's the difference?

That . That is a good question. Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) is less invasive as you need no iv, and is at less risk to cause respiratory depression (problems with breathing). Iv sedation is deeper and more appropriate for more significant procedures. Either approach is acceptable. Read more...
Impacted. There are varying degrees of difficulty when removing wisdom teeth. If the wisdom tooth is erupted into the mouth and not impacted, they can be very easy to extract in the general dentist's office with just n2o and local anesthesia. If the teeth are severely impacted, it is best to have IV sedation. Read more...
Anesthesia. The best choice of anesthetic is dependent on the procedure and patient needs. Some patients fear needles or the sound of a drill or are easily made nauseous. Nitrous should be avoided if the patient is easily nauseous. Nitrous oxide can be used to relax a patient before the local anesthetic is infused. And an IV used for those afraid of drilling sounds. Read more...

Will they pull out a tooth without laughing gas or being under?

Yes. You can have a wisdom tooth removed with only local anesthesia. Some patients choose to have the procedure performed without any type of analgesia (nitrous oxide) or other types of sedation or anesthesia. Read more...
Yes. Many single tooth extractions, are done with a local anesthesia (numbing), though nitrous or IV sedation anesthesia are certainly options. Read more...
Usually. They numb the area with an injection of local anesthetic. Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) may be used as well. A general is usually not necessary. Read more...