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Has your dentist, Dr. Kevin Bowcutt, recommended the use of nitrous oxide at your next dental appointment? If so, you might be a little confused, maybe even a little nervous. Well, there is no need to be. Nitrous oxide is a safe sedative that can help you have a positive and successful dental appointment. To help you know all about this sedative, our dentist is happy to share some nitrous oxide facts, which are:

-Nitrous oxide is the chemical compound N2O. It contains nitrogen and oxide. It is colorless and non-flammable and it has a slightly metallic smell and taste.

-Nitrous oxide is also known as two other names: nitrous and laughing gas.

-Nitrous is administered through a mask. During your appointment, you will wear the mask over the nose. Your dentist will ask you to deeply inhale. As you do so, the gas will enter the system.

-Nitrous oxide won’t make you sleep. In fact, you will stay awake and responsive during the treatment. The nitrous will make you feel calm, relaxed and happy.

-The effects of nitrous oxide will wear off quickly. As soon as the mask is removed from your nose, you will begin to feel back to normal. This makes it possible to drive yourself home after your appointment.

-Nitrous oxide is safe for you and your body.

To learn more about nitrous oxide in Cedar Park, Texas, please contact Bowcutt Dental today at 512-792-2707. Our dental team will be happy to give you the tips, information and details you need to learn more, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to your phone call!