Is laughing gas used in periodontics?

It can be. Laughing gas (also known as sweet air and nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia) is a method that we as dentists find relaxes the patient, gets your mind off what we doing, dulls your senses and therefore allows you to feel less and also seems to make the time past more quickly. It can and is used for all forms of dentistry in both children and adults. Most patients love it, a few don't.
Yes. As well as other areas of dentistry. It is very safe to use as long as your not pregnant.
yes. Laughing gas can be used in virtually any procedure under proper doctor supervision.
Yes. It is also used in all aspects of dentistry. It relaxes and decreases pain , hence is an analgesic. Usually local anesthetic still needs to be used. In higher doses or when used for long procedures it can cause nausea and vomiting .
Possibly, But..... If the periodontal treatment is for surgery of the upper front teeth region, your dentist or periodontist may not use laughing gas (n2o) because the breathing piece that goes over your nose may prevent the surgeon from having full access to that area to be treated thereby compromising the treatment and result.

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Why is laughing gas used for a dental procedure?

As a calming agent. Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is used to help sedate and relax patients into going through any dental procedure. Local anesthetic must also be used and the gas will help people by altering their consciousness enough to have their work done. People will remain awake and alert but they become more accommodating for the procedure. It is used mostly because it is very safe. Read more...
Anxiety Control. Nitrous oxide is a really safe and effective inhalational anesthetic. It is very helpful in relaxing patients who have dental phobias. It has some analgesic properties as well. Overall it's a safe and effective way to deliver anxiety control. It's also has a very quick onset and is out of the body very quickly as well. Read more...

What is it like to be put on laughing gas?

Detached. Nitrous oxide gives you a feeling of being detached from your surroundings. You are aware of things, but have a slightly altered perspective. Read more...
Varies. Some patients become happy and laugh while others become relax with a surreal feeling. It is a very safe gas for dental procedures. Enjoy! Read more...
Floating on air. For most patients- relaxing, "floating on air", time passes quicker, senses numbed, sense of well being, less anxious, "drifting off", etc. For a few people who are claustrophobic or need to be in control, they don't like the feeling, although most people love it once they have tried it. Read more...

Can doctors tell me what does laughing gas feel like?

Depends. As with any medication or drug, patients respond and react in different ways. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas affects patients in different ways. I tell my patients that one group may feel lightheaded and feel like they are floating, another group may feel very heavy, and some may feel no different than before. For most patients, nitrous does relieve some anxiety and a more comfortable visit. Read more...
Tingling, floating. Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is used by dentists to relax patient. Patients tell me it feels like the buzz when you have a drink or take valium. Some report they feel tingling all over or as if they are so light that they are floating on air. At higher concentrations one can enter the realm of deep sedation and general anesthesia. Read more...

Can doctors tell me what does laughing gas make you do?

Laughing gas. - causes dizziness, a sense of euphoria and removes pain. The nitrous oxide also displaces oxygen and exposes the body to a potentially low oxygen state. That is why physicians monitor the body's oxygen level when administering nitrous oxide. Low oxygen levels can result in brain damage and even death. Read more...

I need to know what is nitrious oxide like (laughing gas)?

Pleasant. Laughing gas is a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen and is so called because it puts you in a light euphoric mood. It is a feeling for most that is similar to having a few cocktails. The positive aspect of it is that it is reversed upon flushing with oxygen at the conclusion of the procedure and has no side effects. Read more...