Posts made in June, 2018

Is It Safe For Me To Drive Home After Getting Laughing Gas At My Dental Appointment?

»Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Is It Safe For Me To Drive Home After Getting Laughing Gas At My Dental Appointment? Dear Dr. Merchant, I am scheduled for an appointment with my dentist for a filling and am considering using laughing gas as a mild sedative. I get a little anxious in the dental chair and just want something to take the edge off. My problem is that I don’t have a driver to drive me home after my appointment, and I am worried that I may be unfit after receiving nitrous oxide. Should I be concerned or will I be safe to drive? Sincerely, Responsible Driver Dear Responsible, Believe it or not, this is a very common question! Many patients want to have the edge taken off but don’t want to go all in with heavy sedation. The more you know about how “laughing gas” works, the more...

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