Is Nitrous Oxide Safe?

Dentist Serving Bergenfield, Dumont, Paramus and Oradell, New Jersey

As healthcare professionals we are fully complying with all ADA recommendations as well as any and all government executive orders. The health, safety and well being of our staff and patients is and continues to be our priority. Our office is open for emergencies only and we are operating on a shortened scheduled until further notice. We hope everyone remains safe during this time.

No single sedation dentistry option will be ideal for the needs of each patient. That’s why Dumont sedation dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter offers a number of options for increasing patient comfort. What option is best for your needs can be determined during your comfort dentistry consultation.

Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is one of the oldest and most trusted forms of conscious sedation. Once inhaled, nitrous oxide produces a feeling of well-being by promoting physical relaxation and a euphoric mental state. It also has significant analgesic properties.

The effects of nitrous oxide are short-lived and continuous relaxation requires frequent administration. The amount of nitrous oxide you need at any given time is carefully controlled by Dr. Perlmutter to ensure optimal comfort and safety.

There are very few side-effects linked to nitrous oxide, particularly when it is administered correctly. It has even been shown safe for use in people with medical conditions that can prohibit other forms of sedation.

As a certified sedation dentist, Dr. Perlmutter knows how to administer nitrous oxide to minimize unpleasant side-effects such as nausea. He would be happy to discuss this with you in greater detail and to answer any questions about sedation dentistry that you may have during your initial consultation.

To learn more about your sedation dentistry options in the Bergen County area of New Jersey, please contact Dumont Cosmetic Dental and schedule a treatment consultation today. 

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