nitrous oxide doesn't work for me
This is a rather strange question, but I had a tooth filled this past weekend, and, having had extractions done for orthodontic work as a teenager, I was aware that nitrous oxide didn't affect me. I explained this to my dentist, who told me to try a glass of wine before the appointment to exacerbate the effect of the gas, which I did. Once at the appointment, he had the gas up fairly high (I am also a dentophobe), and waited for it to work. Long story short, 45 minutes later, he had the gas up to 70% and I still wasn't feeling any effect. Is this common? Is there anything that I, or my dentist, can do about it? He also hit a nerve in my cheek with the needle, which has been quite painful for 3 days now, so I am absolutely dreading having to go back in for one more filling that I need (to the point where waiting until the tooth actually starts causing problems is becoming appealing). Any suggestions would be much appreciated.