Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) From Your Dentists in Staten Island

At Drs. Galligan & Villa Dental Studio in Staten Island, we know that patients of all ages and oral health conditions are likely to benefit from nitrous oxide, or "laughing gas," for dentistry services. A mild sedative that helps reduce anxiety and discomfort, it also helps to relax patients, leading to a more comfortable dental experience.

What dental services can nitrous oxide be used for?

Nitrous oxide can be used for a variety of treatments and procedures ranging from basic preventive cleanings to more complex surgical procedures. It can also help patients with special needs, who may be sensitive to the sounds and smells associated with dental care.

How is nitrous oxide administered?

Nitrous oxide is administered through a small, soft mask that is placed over the patient's nose. It provides a calming effect almost immediately and can be adjusted to provide the patient with the level of relaxation they need.

Are there side effects associated to be aware of?

While most patients won’t experience any side effects, some may feel light-headed or dizzy for a few minutes after their procedure or treatment is complete, but this feeling typically subsides quickly. The sedation option has been known to cause mild nausea in a small percentage of patients, but this side effect is also temporary.

Will I need someone to drive me home following my visit?

You won't. Since the effects of nitrous oxide leave the body quickly, patients can resume their normal activities shortly after their visit. However, it's best not to engage in strenuous activities until the following day.

If you're considering nitrous oxide for your dental procedure, call us today. We'd be happy to discuss your needs and answer any questions you have!

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  • Benefit from a sedation option that’s safe for all ages
  • Reduce anxiety levels & boost relaxation
  • Utilize this sedative to undergo multiple treatments at once, if needed
  • Experience calming effects almost immediately
  • Prioritize your oral health!

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