Many have not been able to attend to their medical needs just because of their fear of undergoing a surgery. But there are cases like a root canal infection that if it’s not attended on time, then it can cause serious problems in your health. For patients that are anxious about surgery and needles there is the option for dental laughing gas before the root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment requires an opening on the crown of the tooth. The procedure may be quite painful and most people are afraid of it. This is where the laughing gas has proven useful as it is used as an anesthetic. It’s normally delivered by the use of a mask where it’s filled in a tube and the patient inhales it through the use of a mask. Since it makes you relax and reduce your level of anxiety, the surgeon will be able to perform the whole process within the shortest time possible because you will not be able to interrupt. After the removal of the infected parts a filler will be used to fill your tooth. The canal root is sealed using an adhesive then a temporary crown is placed on your tooth. Root canal might need a couple of visits to your dentist before it gets completed. At the last visit if your tooth is too damaged you might need a crown placed on your tooth.
Advantages of using dental laughing gas for dental treatments
• Patients who use nitrous oxide sedation feel euphoria
• It’s the cheapest way of performing an operation compared to the other methods
• After sedation wears off the patient doesn’t have side effects
• You can always embark on other activities immediately after you are done with the procedure.
The only disadvantage of laughing gas is that sometimes it might not be that strong to make the procedure totally pain free.