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Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Conscious Sedation, Laughing Gas) – Chicago and Hinsdale, IL

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What is Sedation Dentistry?

If you have not been maintaining your oral health due to anxiety about the dentist, then you may be a good fit for nitrous oxide sedation at Weller Dental. Our facilities in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL provide nitrous oxide sedation for complex dental procedures and to comfort individuals with dental fears and anxieties during normal checkups and exams. Nitrous oxide (N2O) gas is a simple sedation option that may help you relax safely during your dental procedure. Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide sedation is offered by dentist Dr. Jeffrey Weller to keep you awake while being completely relaxed. Set up a consultation with Dr. Weller for more information on the use of sedation methods like N2O during your dental visits.

Am I A Candidate for Sedation?

Prior to recommending the use of nitrous oxide, Dr. Weller will assess your concerns, current medications, and medical history to be sure that nitrous oxide gas is indeed a good fit for you. Nitrous oxide sedation can be utilized for complex or short procedures paired with a local anesthesia to help decrease potential pain. It can also be used to address fear or anxieties towards dental work that may be preventing you from keeping your regular dental appointments. Nitrous oxide gas may not be a good choice if you have extreme phobias, trouble breathing through your nose, COPD, or other similar health concerns.

What can I expect?

Before the procedure is initiated, the N2O will be administered to you via a mask. As you take in the gas, it will act quickly and begin taking effect. Dr. Weller or another member of his staff will observe your response to the gas as well as your vitals, and adjust the amount as required during the appointment so you stay at ease. You could notice a tingling sensation in your outer extremities, and a feeling of well-being, warmth, and euphoria as the N2O begins to take effect. Nitrous oxide is usually used in conjunction with a local anesthetic like lidocaine. When the procedure is complete, the gas is shut off and the effects being to fade immediately.

What is the follow up?

Recovery from nitrous oxide sedation is typically immediate because the medication is eliminated from the body in under five 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 following sedation but do not hesitate to call our team if you have any side effects that last longer than a few days. Dr. Weller recommends that you consume a small meal or light snack prior to your appointment and then hold off about three hours after your appointment before eating a heavy meal.

Can I use my Insurance?

If you have dental insurance, we will make contact with your carrier to obtain your existing coverage as it pertains to nitrous oxide sedation. This information will help us determine your expected costs prior to your procedure. For those who do not carry dental insurance, Weller Dental accepts several types of payment, which includes medical financing, to help make your procedure more affordable.

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If you do not maintain standard dental appointments or you are suffering from oral discomfort due to anxiety, please consider scheduling an appointment with dentist Dr. Weller for more information about nitrous oxide sedation at our practice in Chicago or Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Weller and his experienced team will gladly answer your questions and ease your concerns about sedation at Weller Dental.

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