Nitrous oxide (also known as “laughing gas”) provides an excellent way to combat anxiety for most dental procedures. The mildest form of sedation that we use, nitrous oxide flows through a comfortable mask that rests over your nose. Laughing gas is odorless and is used in combination with pure oxygen to induce a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing during treatment. Laughing gas often creates a pleasant feeling of euphoria that can make ordinary things seem funnier. We can easily customize the level of sedation for each patient, which takes effect within minutes.
Being a mild sedative, you won't experience any short-term memory loss as you might with other forms of sedation. At the end of treatment, the sedative effect caused by the laughing gas dissipates almost immediately, and you will be able to return home with zero lasting effects. You don't even need an escort to or from your appointment if you are using only laughing gas for sedation.