Nitrous Oxide Sedation in New York, NY

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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. 

Benefits Of Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide sedation in New York, NY at Jason Kasarsky, DDS offers great benefits to help make your dental procedure easier and more comfortable, including:

  • Administration is as easy as breathing
  • Provides almost immediate effects
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Creates a sense of peaceful relaxation
  • Lessens sensations of pain and discomfort
  • Has more than 100 years of safety and efficacy
  • Effects usually wear off within minutes

Am I A Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

Nitrous oxide is an extremely popular sedation technique that can be used with little risk for both adults and children. Prior to approving the use of nitrous oxide, Dr. Kasarsky will go through your concerns, current medications, and medical history to be sure that nitrous oxide gas is indeed a fit for you. Nitrous oxide sedation can be utilized for complex or routine procedures in conjunction with local anesthesia to help decrease your pain. It can also be used for dental anxieties or fears that might make it difficult for you to get the treatment you need. Nitrous oxide gas might not be right for you if you have difficulty breathing through your nose, extreme phobias, have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other similar health concerns.


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.

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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.

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