SERVICES / Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide, known as “laughing gas” due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it, has been used in dentistry to enhance patient comfort and relieve anxiety for patients of all ages.The oxygen mixed with nitrous oxide provides a safe calming effect, which is quick to wear off with no “hangover” effect. You will be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and can continue your daily activities as normal.
It is administered through a nasal hood, which resembles a small cup that is placed over your nose.The amount of gas that you receive is monitored and controlled by the dentist to ensure your safety. Once you begin to relax , the dentist will perform your dental work while you stay comfortable.