Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
We offer nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, for its calming effect. It can make your dental visits more relaxing and enjoyable. Since it doesn’t numb the teeth, we may also recommend anesthetic for some dental procedures.
What to Expect
You breathe nitrous oxide in from a small mask that fits over your nose. It takes just a few minutes for you to notice the effects. Patients who have benefited from nitrous oxide most often describe the feeling as being clam, unconcerned, happy, slightly numb, and disconnected from what’s happening around them.
You Control the Effects
During the procedure let us know if you want us to adjust the dosage of the nitrous oxide gas to fit your needs. You can also control it by your breathing. The more deeply you breathe through your nose, the more you’ll feel the effects.
Because there are no long-lasting effects, you can safely drive after a dental appointment.
Let us know if you’d like to try nitrous oxide to feel relaxed during your dental appointment. We’ll review your health history and determine if it’s right for you.