The idea of going to the dentist can bring about anxiety and stress in some patients, especially those who have a history of oral health issues or previous bad experiences at the dentist. New York cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jason Kasarsky understands that some patients avoid the dentist from fear or anxiety, so he offers nitrous oxide sedation for routine procedures like dental exams and cleanings as well as during longer treatments, like fillings and dental implants. Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, is a gentle gas that is inhaled by the patient through a nosepiece shortly before and throughout their procedure. Going to the dentist helps not only the patient’s oral health, but their overall health, so Dr. Kasarsky uses nitrous oxide sedation to help his patients overcome their fears and anxieties.
"Always great service. Quick appointment was available for a recent unanticipated issue. The practice doesn't seem to overbook and therefore never had to wait more than a minute a two past my appointment. Staff very attentive and well trained.Dr. Kasarsky always does complete and comprehensive work with a view towards the longer term. Have been a long time, satisfied and happy client."- M.C. / Google / Jun 05, 2015
"I have had so many problems with my teeth over the years , I've finally have found a place where the staff is so caring and and friendly ,I was so pleased with the work Dr. Kasarsky and his team have done with my teeth . I am beyond happy with my beautiful white smile, and most importantly clean & healthy teeth"- M.R. / Yelp / Feb 15, 2017
"I have had so many problems with my teeth over the years , I've finally have found a place where the staff is so caring and and friendly ,I was so pleased with the work Dr. Kasarsky and his team..."- M.R. / Yahoo / Feb 15, 2017
"Extraordinary expertise and state of the art tools, combined with warmth and kindness from all the staff, have well exceeded all my expectations. Dr. Kasarsky immediately built trust by showing me what he saw via a small camera, patiently explaining my options and addressing my concerns. His hygienist Marissa has set the bar for the most effective cleaning I have ever had - and the most gentle. The entire staff takes patient care to a whole new level. I can't imagine going elsewhere."- C.J. / Healthgrades / Dec 12, 2016
"I will start by saying I am very nervous when I go to the dentist. Having said that, I have been going to Dr. Kasarsky for 11 years. I think if it wasn't for Jason and his high level of care I would not go as much as I do.Yesterday I had my front tooth worked on. A slight cap. He did an amazing job. I really don't know what to say. I don't review. The precision and level of perfection is something that you rarely see these days. As a perfectionist myself it is something that I strive for everyday- but rarely see. Unbelievable. It matched so well my wife couldn't tell which side was complete and worked on.I trust him so much that since moving to NJ from the East Village, I still travel 1 hour to see him and his trusted team."- D.G. / Google / Aug 08, 2016
Prior to the procedure, the dentist will administer the nitrous oxide to through inhalation tube placed in the nose. The gas will continue to be administered throughout the procedure with the dentist and his staff monitoring and adjusting the level of sedation as needed. Nitrous oxide will help the patient remain relaxed and calm throughout the entire procedure, while remaining awake and coherent enough to follow the dentist’s instructions. Following the procedure, the nitrous oxide is turned off and the effects wear off quickly.
Estimate of Cost
The cost of nitrous oxide varies based on the amount used during the procedure, but patients can anticipate paying approximately $50 - $75 for the use of nitrous oxide sedation during a standard dental procedure.
Nitrous Oxide FAQs
Is It Safe?
Nitrous oxide is considered a safe method to provide patients with the level of relaxation during their dental procedure. Nitrous oxide is commonly and safely used in many dental procedures.
Can I Drive Home?
In most cases, patients are able to drive shortly after nitrous oxide sedation. This is patient specific, depending on the amount of work being done and the level of gas used. The dentist will tell patients during consultation if a driver will be required after their procedure and a ride will be arranged if circumstance change during the procedure.
Will I Fall Asleep?
Nitrous oxide does not put patients to sleep, it simply keeps the patient calm and relaxed throughout their procedure. Some patients may fall asleep, but this is not a reason for concern since they should be easily woken up.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $75
Conquer Your Dental Fears
At Dr. Kasarsky’s Manhattan and White Plains offices, patients can get great dental care without fear or anxiety. Dr. Kasarsky will discuss with the benefits of nitrous oxide sedation to help you begin your journey to a beautiful, healthy smile.