Mobile Dental Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide (N2O) was first discovered in 1772 by Humphrey Davy. It is a simple gas which is capable of being breathed in. Nitrous oxide has no color, order, and doesn't irritate. Mobile dental nitrous oxide is used by dentists all over the world on a daily basis. The effect of this gas is found in its ability to kill pain while also inducing a pleasurable feeling. Nitrous oxide can only be used for short periods of time. This is due to the fact that a lack of oxygen in pure N20 can lead to unconsciousness. However, if nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen, it can be used safely for longer periods. The “laughing gas” used in the majority of dental practices is a mixture of at least 30% oxygen.
Dentists can use mobile dental nitrous oxide to give their patients a euphoric feeling within the first 5 minutes of breathing it in. This can help to make dental procedures less traumatic and painful. Nitrous oxide is one of the few sedation methods which allow the administer to increase and decrease the depth of sedation. The effects are almost instantaneous. The depth of sedation can be altered from moment to moment, allowing the person who administers the gas to increase or decrease the depth of sedation.
With mobile dental nitrous oxide, no injection is required. In cases of children (or even adults) who are afraid of needles, administering nitrous oxide first can help the dentist to relax patients enough to be able to use needles or other dental tools. Inhalation of dental nitrous oxide is very safe. It has very few side effects and the drugs used have no ill effects on organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, or brain.
Other sedation techniques (such as IV methods) have a specific fixed duration of action. If someone is administered pain pills for example, the effects will be present for a specific amount of time until the medication or IV eventually wears off. Nitrous oxide on the other hand, can be given for the exact amount of time that it is needed. There is no carryover or “hangover effect.” As soon as the administer stops the supply of nitrous oxide, the gas is eliminated from the body within 3 to 5 minutes. This allows dental visits to be versatile and occur at all times throughout the day. The patient will not need to request someone to drive them home and they can return to school or work that very same day.
Dentists use mobile dental nitrous oxide for a wide array of procedures. Because nitrous oxide can be made mobile, dentists are not limited to purchasing nitrous oxide machines for the various locations throughout a dental operatory. Dentists can rely on a select few mobile units to function throughout the practice. Mobile dental nitrous oxide systems can be very versatile and weigh as little as 5lbs. It is a vital component of any operatory. Certain companies, such as Dental Planet even include the flowmeter, mobile stand, yoke clock, gauges, supply hoses, regulators, tank wrench, standard inhaler, neoprene bag and even breathing tube with the purchase of a mobile dental nitrous oxide system.