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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide Sedation or “Laughing Gas” is a commonly used type of inhalation sedation. Nitrous oxide is a fast-acting gas that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through the nose for the duration of your dental appointment. It induces a state of relaxation reducing any worry or anxiety that may be associated with dental treatment.

What are the advantages of using Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

  • It is very safe and has few side effects.
  • Unlike other forms of anaesthsia, with Nitrous Oxide Sedation you are still conscious and able to respond to the dentist’s questions and instructions.
  • It is fast-acting and induces a pleasurable state in only minutes.
  • Nitrous oxide is only administered for the duration of your appointment. Once the inhalation process has stopped your body will return to it’s normal state within minutes.

My Dentist has recommended a crown, what does this entail?

When you have a tooth requiring restoration one option is a crown.

If your tooth has lost its original filling a crown is an excellent way to save your tooth by protecting it against future decay and restoring full functionality. A crown can repair damaged surfaces and protects against future wear and tear.

Your tooth may have also been fractured or cracked. A crown can be placed over a broken tooth to return the tooth to its functional state.

A crown involves preparatory steps and must be coordinated with an external lab facility which fabricates the crown. You will need to book two appointments with our office to have treatment completed.

A crown can benefit you in the following ways: * It covers and protects the tooth. * It is a durable cosmetic tooth enhancement * The inner core buffers the crown against heavy biting pressures * The outer porcelain layer is matched to the color of natural tooth enamel