If a visit to the dentist makes you feel nervous or frightened, nitrous oxide (N2O) sedation, also known as laughing gas, can help you feel more at ease during your visit. Nitrous oxide is a nitrogen-oxygen mixture that you will inhale through a nose mask that you wear during your treatment. As you breathe it in, it can create a calming and relaxing sensation that will help keep you comfortable for your entire appointment. Nitrous oxide is a safe, mild form of sedation that will wear off only minutes after you complete your treatment. You will be able to drive home safely and resume your normal activities.
Nitrous oxide is a great choice for patients who regularly experience dental anxiety or phobia. It is also a good option for patients who are nervous about undergoing a new, unfamiliar procedure. We encourage you to speak with our dentists today to learn more about nitrous oxide and whether it is the right sedation option for you. We can also address any concerns and questions you have at that time. We want to help you feel more comfortable and confident in the care you received here at our office. Please call or visit us today!