Through the modern miracle of sedation dentistry, dentists can treat anxious patients and often accomplish dental work in one or two visits that may have required many more visits without it. Nitrous Oxide is the one conscious sedation technique most commonly used to help patients relax.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Sedation with Nitrous Oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas or happy gas, decreases anxiety and promotes relaxation while you remain conscious. Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen are mixed together and then inhaled through a mask that covers the nose prior to and during having a dental procedure. It produces sensations of light headedness, relaxation, and a comfortable, warm-all-over feeling. Patients are able to drive home 30minutes after the sedation dentistry has been completed. Safe, effective, and non-invasive, Nitrous Oxide is the sedation method of choice for anxious or fearful patients.