About Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide gas goes by many names, including laughing gas, happy gas, and inhalation sedation. Its most popular use is to tranquilize patients for a brief time throughout dental procedures. At Fairfield Dental Care and Orthodontics in Cypress, TX, our dentists administer this colorless, odorless gas to ease any discomfort or anxiety for the patient while having a procedure and to help them relax. Our dentists can control the amount of gas administered to the patient. Because nitrous oxide gas is a conscious sedation method, the patient will not fall asleep, but they will feel relaxed. The patient stays awake enough to hear our dentists and perform any directions throughout the procedure.
"I visited Fairfield Dental for cleaning and whitening. Upon arriving at the office I was greeted by a friendly staff member. Throughout my appointment staff were friendly and efficient. They also ensured my comfort at all stages of the appointment. Dr. Jones completed my cleaning; she, too, checked on my comfort throughout the appointment and completed my cleaning in a timely manner. The staff that conducted the whitening explained, in detail, the whitening process and potential side effects. Although, I was unaware of how long the whitening process would take (2 hours), I was pleased with the results of both the cleaning and whitening. I would recommend Fairfield Dental to others in northwest Houston."- M.J. / Google / Jan 04, 2019
"I have been going to Fairfield Dental for 15 years, when it was only Dr Grimm. He was a wonderful dentist that later retired. There have been different dr's in between. But i have to say, the staff and Drs they have now are by far the best. I cant thank Dr. Dean enough for all the care he provided. I was in the worst pain the week before Christmas. He saw me right away, same day I called in pain. He took me right in and found the problem and fixed it right away. He even called me the following day to check up on me, as well as the staff did after that. They are so caring and I highly recommend Dr Dean, he is by far the best and caring Dentist. You couldn't ask for a better staff all around. From the phone call, to arriving , the procedure and then checking out. They work well together and that's what makes for such a pleasant visit.....and its a Dentist office of all places, most people dread that. I never do. And i have to add, my husband has a terrible fear of Dentist, but a couple of months ago, Dr Dean took great care and was very patient with him. Just the best. Thank you all for making my Christmas a pain free one. You all made sure that I wouldn't have to go through that horrific pain during the holidays. I forgot the name of the other Dr's who finished up my root canal, but she was also wonderful. Thanks again, and wishing your clinic the best in the new year."- T.M. / Google / Dec 27, 2018
"I've always been afraid of going to the dentist, but the staff here is so efficient and friendly! I receive phone calls and email reminders about my upcoming appointments. They also make sure all my insurance info is up to date prior to my visit so that I dont have to wait long in the waiting room. Their office also makes sure to break down my personal costs before I get any work done. Dr. Jones is my dentist, and she is incredible. She is kind, gentle, and she listens. She did my dental exams before my wedding, and served me up some wedding'white teeth! I recently had 3 fillings done. She braced me for the local numbing via syringe and checked multiple times throughout the process to make sure I didn't feel any pain. My hygienist is Tu; she works quickly and with extra care to my teeth, and she is literally the sweetest person in the world. I always leave this place with a bigger and brighter smile."- A.H. / Google / Dec 19, 2018
"Very pleasant visit. Professional and timely service."- W.G. / Google / Dec 05, 2018
"Had a great experience and great customer service."- J.N. / Google / Nov 28, 2018
What to Expect
Oxygen is usually added to the nitrous oxide gas for safer effects. Our dentists will start the sedation by placing a hood on top of the patient’s nose that will be consumed when the patient breathes normally. The patient will start to feel light-headed within a few minutes when the nitrous oxide goes into effect. The patient may then start to notice a tingling sensation (usually in the arms and legs) or a warm, pulsating feeling through their body. When at its full effect, the nitrous oxide gas will make the patient experience euphoria and allow our dentists to complete the procedure without any discomfort for the patient. The nitrous oxide will be used as long as it is needed, and the gas can be turned off and on by our dentists depending on the patient’s needs.
Once the nitrous oxide is stopped, its effects will leave the body in minutes. The patient will experience no long-term effects and they are able to take themselves home after the procedure. There are usually no lasting negative reactions caused by nitrous oxide when used for sedation, but some patients may experience slight stomach trouble. To avoid stomach trouble, the patient is advised to have a light meal before their procedure at Fairfield Dental Care and Orthodontics.
The dental insurance payment of nitrous oxide sedation will vary based on the purpose for use. If sedation is needed for a certain procedure, it's usually paid at least partly by the patient’s insurance plan. If the nitrous oxide is requested by the patient to help with anxiety or fear, the insurance company may not pay the cost for sedation. The front office of Fairfield Dental Care and Orthodontics in Cypress, TX will check with the patient’s insurance company to determine their insurance benefits and out-of-pocket costs. Fairfield Dental Care and Orthodontics takes several forms of payment and helps to join patients to financing options.
Plan Your Procedure
A Laughing Matter
When you schedule a consultation or treatment, be sure to learn more about nitrous oxide gas sedation for your visit to Fairfield Dental Care and Orthodontics in Cypress, TX. Whether it is a regular exam and cleaning or a longer treatment, our dentists will explain your sedation options and answer any questions you may have about nitrous oxide. Please contact Fairfield Dental Care and Orthodontics today to plan your appointment to find out more regarding your sedation dentistry choices.