Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
Nitrous oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe.
Nitrous oxide can help alleviate situational anxiety some patients experience associated with dental procedures. It can be used for both children and adults.
Nitrous oxide does not “put you to sleep” or “numb teeth” for your dental treatment. Instead, it helps the patient relax making the visit more comfortable. Most importantly, the patient is able to breathe on their own, remain responsive to all commands, is in control of all bodily functions, and patients over the age of 18 are permitted to drive home following the appointment.
If you are interested in utilizing nitrous oxide for your dental appointments, please let your dentist know, so we can determine if you are a good candidate for its usage.