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If you have questions about nitrous oxide, then you can find some answers in this blog. The more you know, the better and our dentist, Dr. Bradley Adkins, is happy to help you know details and information about this dental sedative. Today, he is happy to give you the answers you need by answering commonly asked questions about nitrous oxide. Those questions are:

Q: What is nitrous oxide?

A: Nitrous oxide is a chemical compound that is also known as laughing gas or nitrous. It is an oxide of nitrogen with the formula N2O. It is a non-flammable gas that has a metallic scent and taste. It is provided through a mask that is placed over the nose.

Q: How will nitrous oxide make me feel?

A: Nitrous oxide will generally make you feel light headed, tingly and relaxed. It will help wash dental nerves and anxiety away all while keeping you awake during the appointment.

Q: How long will nitrous oxide last?

A: The effects will only last as long as you have the mask over your nose. Once it is removed, you will begin to feel normal once again. You can even drive yourself home.

For more information and details about nitrous oxide in New Bern, North Carolina, please contact Adkins Dentistry at 252-633-2876. Our dental team will be thrilled to give you the answers and help you need, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!