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nitrous oxide ... laughing gas

We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) as one option to significantly reduce your fears and discomfort from dental procedures.

Benefits of nitrous oxide include:

  • It's very effective for mild to moderate anxiety
  • It has a proven safety record
  • It 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 after the procedure
  • In many cases, you can get all of your dental work done in one visit

Nitrous oxide is best suited for cases of mild to moderate anxiety, and is the most frequently used sedation method. Under nitrous oxide you remain conscious and able to breathe on your own, with a sense of total well-being, sometimes described as euphoria. Patients generally recover quickly, often with little memory of the procedure.

Nitrous oxide will put you at ease so you experience little to no discomfort; however, we will also administer a local anesthetic to ensure that you don't experience any pain. You'll be so relaxed that you'll hardly even notice the procedure.

You can read more about nitrous oxide at these links in our Patient Education resources: