Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in facial and oral surgery for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe.
The patient is able to breathe independently.
The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep during the procedure.
THERE ARE MANY ADVANTAGES TO USING NITROUS OXIDE
- The depth of sedation can be increased or decreased readily.
- There is no after effect such as a “hangover”.
- It is safe.
- It is very effective in minimizing gagging.
- It has a rapid onset; relaxation and pain killing properties develop in as little as 2-3 minutes.