Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a mild form of sedation dentistry that works via inhalation to produce a relaxed feeling and help you receive the care you need without anxiety or discomfort. When you receive nitrous oxide sedation, our dentists will simply place a nose mask over your face. As you inhale, you can become more relaxed and may experience a euphoric or “floating” sensation. We will monitor you closely during your appointment to ensure that you feel comfortable and are safe. The effects of nitrous oxide will wear off within a few minutes after you stop inhaling the gas, allowing you to legally and safely drive yourself home.
Our dentists and team may recommend nitrous oxide for anyone who suffers from dental anxiety or dental fear. It may be a great option if you feel anxious because you are receiving a treatment you have not had before, feel stressed or uncomfortable, or simply dislike the sounds, sights and smells of the dental office.
We encourage you to discuss your concerns with our dentists during your appointment so that we can determine if nitrous oxide is a good option for you and take steps to ensure your comfort.
If you have any questions about nitrous oxide sedation and to make your appointment, call our office today!