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.
"Dr. Kasarsky and his team make me smile! My smile is my signature, and I wouldn't trust it to anyone else!"- DH / Office Visit / Feb 13, 2018
"It has been over 25 years since I last saw Dr. Kasarsky and wanted to reach out and say thank you for what you did for me so many years ago. My current dentist in NJ recently commented that the work Jason did was “ahead of his time and lasted 3 times longer than any veneer work he has ever seen” (seals are perfect). I fondly remember Jason and his great office staff. I was in poor dental shape before I saw Jason and he got me in shape just in time for my wedding - now over 25 years ago. Thank you always!"- B.K. / Google / Dec 05, 2019
"Jason is a talented professional. He earned my trust with patience and understanding. I no longer fear visits to the dentist."- E.H. / Facebook / Jun 21, 2019
"I have been going to Dr. Kasarsky for over a decade. Not only did his amazing work change my life, but every staff member there is warm, friendly, and caring. I always feel in good hands!"- T.S. / Google / Apr 04, 2019
"I have been going to Dr. Kasarsky for over a decade. Not only did his amazing work change my life, but every staff member there is warm, friendly, and caring. I always feel in good hands!"- T.S. / Google / Apr 01, 2019
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.