Nitrous Sedation

Nitrous oxide commonly known as laughing gas, is an effective anesthetic drug that has many benefits for anxious patients seeking dental treatment.

Benefits of nitrous oxide:

  • It’s effective for mild to moderate anxiety
  • Proven safety record
  • Offers an analgesic (pain relieving) effect
  • It’s quick-acting, with few side effects
  • You don’t need someone to escort you to and from the office
  • You can return to normal activities immediately
  • It’s effective for mild to moderate anxiety

The gas is administered with a comfortable mask placed over the nose. The patient begins to feel a pleasant level of sedation anywhere from 30 seconds to three or four minutes. It is not intended to put you to sleep, you will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. After the treatment is completed the patient is given pure oxygen to breath, and the effects of the sedation are reversed.