Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a beneficial sedative that helps you relax in the dental chair. If you would like to finally abolish your fear of the dental office and everything associated with it, we encourage you to talk to your dentist about laughing gas and the ways it can help you have a positive and successful dental experience.
Nitrous oxide is a sedative that is mixed with oxygen. When you’re ready to receive your dental treatment, your dentist will place a small mask over your nose and will ask you to deeply inhale for a few minutes. As you inhale through your nose, the effects of the sedative will take place and you will begin to feel light headed and a bit tingly. The sedative will not make you sleep, and you will be able to understand the dentist as well as respond or ask questions at any time you feel is necessary. Once your treatment is completed, your dentist will take the mask off your nose and the sedation will wear off quickly, allowing you to drive home when you are ready.
To learn more about dental sedatives and how they can help you feel more comfortable at the dental office, call us now and talk to a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you!