General Dental Sevices | Spring Valley

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

The idea of paying a visit to the dentist brings stress to some patients, especially those who have a history of bad experiences and oral health issues. Dental Sedation is an effective and safe way to quell phobia and anxiety during your visit to the dentist. Spring Valley, NY cosmetic dentist Dr. Alan Pressman understands the patients' fear and utilizes the most advanced sedation dentistry methods, offering absolute comfort before, during, and after the procedures.


Nitrous oxide (N2O), more commonly referred to as laughing gas, is a mild sedative agent that

safely and effectively manages pain and anxiety during dental treatment. The colorless and odorless nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your

nose. Patients are asked to breathe normally and should feel the effects of the laughing gas within minutes.

Contrary to its name, laughing gas does not necessarily make you laugh. The nitrous oxide slows down your nervous system to make you feel less inhibited. You may feel light-headed, tingly, or even heaviness in your arms or legs. Ultimately, you should be calm and comfortable throughout the procedure. You might even giggle a time or two.




If you have or are struggling with dental anxiety or phobia, call Dr. Alan Pressman DMD to schedule an appointment in his Spring Valley office. 


Inhaled Sedation


Your dentist, Alan Pressman DMD will administer the nitrous oxide before the procedure via a mask placed over the nose. It continues to administer throughout the whole procedure. Dr. Pressman, along with the staff, monitors and adjusts the level of sedation as required. 


Nitrous oxide keeps the patient calm and relaxed during the procedure while remaining coherently awake to follow the instructions given by the dentist. After the procedure, the nitrous oxide is turned off, and its effects wear off instantly.


Quick Results


You'd be surprised at how quickly laughing gas begins to sedate you and allow you to relax in the dental office. The effects start to set in almost immediately, giving you the comfort needed for any dental procedures your dentist may recommend. While other forms of sedation may take several hours, such as oral sedation, or require longer recovery times, such as IV sedation, laughing gas is fast and effective. The effects only take a few minutes to set in after your dentist applied the mask to your nose. After procedures have been completed, the effects wear off just as fast as they set in.


If you'd like to get in touch with Dr. Pressman to schedule an appointment with a dentist near you, you can give us a call or stop by the office to get more information about your oral health.


So contact our office now to get in touch with someone that can help you make the right decision for your oral health.


Schedule a consultation now with Dr. Alan Pressman in Rockland County‚Äôs,  Spring Valley, NY.