1866 Packard Rd, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197 |  

8582 N. Canton Center Road, Canton, Michigan 48187 |  

734-528-9132

734-451-5502

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Nitrous Oxide Sedation

You can request Nitrous oxide sedation before a procedure if you are very anxious or apprehensive about getting anesthetic or the sound of the "drill". Local anesthetic is given to numb the tooth and/or area that is being treated. This prevents the patient from feeling any pain during the procedure. If a patient is extremely anxious and needs more than local anesthetic, nitrous oxide can be used. Nitrous oxide is a gas that’s combined with oxygen to produce a calming effect when inhaled. When the dental procedure is over, the patient is placed on oxygen only for a few minutes until the nitrous has wore off.