James P. Alexander III, DMD
46 Tuscan Way, Suite 306
St. Augustine, FL 32092
(904) 940-5757
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Nitrous Oxide

If you need something stronger than oral sedation, we also offer nitrous oxide sedation. Also known as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is a common method of sedation in dentistry. The gas is inhaled to produce a temporary euphoria. Nitrous oxide is effective in relieving dental anxiety in both children and adults. It is administered through a small mask over the nose and exhaled through the mouth, eliminating it from the body almost immediately. Before receiving your treatment, the mask is placed over your nose, and after a few moments, the effects of the gas can be felt. Although you won't necessarily get the giggles, you will experience a light and airy feeling. However, once the mask is removed, the effects will quickly dissipate. Nitrous oxide is always combined with oxygen in order to produce a calming effect while keeping you conscious. It’s completely safe and gentle, and you will be able to resume your normal activities and drive yourself home following your treatment.

46 Tuscan Way, Suite 306 , St. Augustine, FL 32092 USA
James Alexander III, DMD St. Augustine, FL general, cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentist. info@myAlexanderDental.com