About Nitrous Oxide
If you have skipped dental visits due to your fear of the dentist, you could benefit from nitrous oxide sedation at White Lotus Dental. Our practice in McKinney, TX features nitrous oxide sedation for long, complex procedures and to comfort individuals with dental fears and anxieties during standard visits. Nitrous oxide (N2O) gas is a proven sedation technique that helps you relax safely during your dental work. Also called laughing gas, N2O is offered by experienced dentist Dr. Karuna Peravali to keep you comfortable while you remain awake. Set up a consultation with Dr. Peravali to learn more about nitrous oxide and other sedation options during your dental visit. Our goal is to help you receive quality dental care while remaining comfortable throughout the entire process.
N2O is a very popular sedation technique that can be utilized with little risk on children and adults alike. Prior to approving the use of nitrous oxide, Dr. Peravali will assess your current medications, medical history, and concerns to be sure that nitrous oxide gas is a good fit for you. Nitrous oxide sedation can be utilized for lengthy or simple procedures paired with a local anesthesia to help reduce potential pain. It can also be used for fear or anxieties toward dental work that prevent you from attending your regular dental appointments. This type of sedation dentistry may not be right for you if you have extreme phobias, trouble breathing through your nose, COPD, or other similar health concerns. Talk to Dr. Peravali during your consultation if you have any concerns or questions about nitrous oxide or other sedation techniques.
What to Expect
Before the procedure begins, the nitrous oxide will be administered to you using a mask. As you inhale the gas, it will act quickly and begin taking effect. Dr. Peravali or another member of her team will observe your response to the gas, as well as your vitals, in order to adjust the medication as necessary during the appointment so you stay relaxed. You might notice a tingling sensation in your outer extremities and a feeling of warmth, vibration, and euphoria as the N2O kicks in. Nitrous oxide is typically used alongside a local anesthetic, like lidocaine, to deaden any sensation. After the procedure is complete, the gas is shut off and the effects being to fade immediately.
Recovery from nitrous oxide sedation is typically immediate because the medication is eliminated from the body in a matter of minutes. You will be ready to operate a vehicle and return to your daily activities as soon as you leave our facility. Side effects are not common, but you could experience chills, sweating, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, or headaches. Do not hesitate to contact our staff if you have any questions or concerns. To reduce the chance of nausea, Dr. Peravali recommends that you consume a small meal or light snack prior to your appointment, and then wait around three hours after your appointment before consuming a heavy meal.
If you have dental insurance, our team will contact your provider to obtain any potential benefits in regard to nitrous oxide sedation. This information will help us calculate your expected costs prior to your procedure. For those who do not have dental insurance, White Lotus Dental accepts several types of payment, which includes medical financing to help make your procedure as affordable as possible.
Plan Your Procedure
A Laughing Matter
If you avoid regular dental appointments or you are dealing with oral discomfort due to fear of the dentist, please consider a consultation with Dr. Peravali for more information about nitrous oxide sedation at our dental facility in McKinney, TX. Dr. Peravali and her skilled team will gladly answer your questions and ease your concerns about sedation at White Lotus Dental.