What Is Nitrous Oxide and Is It Safe

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Published on November 24, 2017

Author: bzariczniak

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slide 1: What Is Nitrous Oxide and Is It Safe By: Dr. Bob Zariczniak www.stonehilldental.ca 1314 Upper Wentworth Street Hamilton Ontario L9A 4W2 Phone: 905-574-2222 infostonehilldental.ca slide 2: What Is Nitrous Oxide and Is It Safe • Stonehill Dental realizes that a dental office can be unsettling for some people. • One proven technique that we use to comfort our patients is to offer nitrous oxide gas a common anesthetic used during many dental procedures. What Is Nitrous Oxide • Nitrous oxide is a form of nitrogen which has a sweet scent and taste. • During medical or dental procedures the gas is mixed with oxygen then inhaled through a nose mask. • Within minutes you should feel calm and experience an overall sense relaxation. • You will be able to breathe on your own move your limbs and be conscious enough to hear and respond to our dentists questions. • The effects of nitrous oxide disappear minutes after the mask is removed and the anaesthetic is rapidly eliminated from your body. 1314 Upper Wentworth Street Hamilton Ontario L9A 4W2 Phone: 905-574-2222 infostonehilldental.ca www.stonehilldental.ca slide 3: Is Nitrous Oxide Safe • Recreational use of nitrous oxide for its euphoric effects can be dangerous. At dental offices however the drug is mixed with oxygen to mitigate any dangers. • This ensures oxygen reaches the brain and prevents dangerous side effects or hypoxia. • Nitrous oxide inhalation is a safe and effective technique to reduce anxiety produce analgesia and enhance effective communication. • Nitrous oxide is non-addictive and non-allergic however it may cause nausea in a few patients. • The drug is not recommended for people with some medical conditions such as chronic pulmonary disease. • We recognize that all patients are different and encourage you to talk with Drs. Bommarito MacGowan and Zariczniak about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you. • Our team wants to help all patients in Hamilton Ontario to overcome dental anxiety so please give us a call at Stonehill Dental. www.stonehilldental.ca 1314 Upper Wentworth Street Hamilton Ontario L9A 4W2 Phone: 905-574-2222 infostonehilldental.ca

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