Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas or nitrous is a safe and effective sedative that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. We offer this option to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures.
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. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed. If you suffer from extreme dental anxiety, conscience sedation, along with nitrous oxide may be a better fit.