Sedition Dentistry Prairie Village | Leawood KS

Dental sedation is a safe and effective way to reduce dental anxiety and phobia during your visit to Mark J. Gordon, DDS. Utilizing the most advanced methods of sedation dentistry, Dr. Gordon is able to produce absolute comfort during your dental procedures to offer you a pleasant experience. Please call us if you have any questions about dental sedation.

Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)

Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe through a small mask covering your nose.

Nitrous Oxide and has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry fro many years.

The patient is able to respond to questions asked of them and remain in control of all bodily functions.

The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep, not remembering all of what happened during their appointment.

There are many advantages to using Nitrous Oxide

  • The depth of sedation can be altered at any time to increase or decrease sedation.
  • There is no after effect such as a “hangover”.
  • Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart and lungs, etc.
  • Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing gagging.
  • It works rapidly as it reaches the brain within 20 seconds. In as little as 2-3 minutes its relaxation and pain killing properties develop.

Reasons to not use Nitrous Oxide

Though there are no major contraindications to using nitrous oxide, you may not want to use it if you have emphysema, M.S., pregnancy, a cold or other difficulties with breathing.