Now everyone is happy at Janiga MDs! Janiga MDs is proud to introduce laughing gas or nitric oxide for in-office procedures. For years we’ve had patients ask us “why can’t I have nitrous at the doctor’s office like I do at the dentist?” Now you can!
What is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide is a colorless gas with a pleasant taste and odor. It has a long history of safety dating back to its first use for dental procedures in 1844. Nitrous will give you a relaxed or silly feeling but will not put you to sleep. You will be aware and able to respond to commands and hold a conversation. It wears off a few minutes after use and you are able to drive home afterward.
How Nitrous is Used During a Procedure
Nitrous oxide can be administered with a mouthpiece for almost any in-office procedure. When you come in, a short medical history will be performed to make sure nitrous oxide is safe for you. You will receive a handheld mouthpiece to breathe the nitrous oxide for a few minutes prior to the start of your procedure. Then, during your procedure, you can take additional doses as needed for comfort.
Recovery & Downtime with Nitrous
After your procedure is finished, we will discontinue the administration of the nitrous oxide and have you stay in the office for 5 to 10 minutes for the nitrous to dissipate out of your system. Once this has been completed, you’ll be free to drive home on your own accord.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in nitrous oxide for your cosmetic procedures, from Botox to filler and lasers to body tight we can make your experience more comfortable and relaxing. Schedule a consultation at our dermatology and cosmetic surgery office.