Nitrous Oxide, better known as laughing gas - is an effective anesthetic that is widely utilized in dentistry to help relax patients during a procedure.
The gas is administered through a mask placed over the nose of the patient. After 30 seconds to 5 minutes of breathing the patient begins to feel a pleasant level of sedation. In some patients the cheeks and gums will begin to feel numb.
After the gas has been adjusted to the appropriate dose and the patient is relaxed and sedated we can proceed with treatment.
Through the entire process, you will be monitored by our specially trained team of professionals.
After treatment is completed the patient is given pure oxygen to breath for about five minutes. During this time the effects of sedation are usually reversed. Unlike IV or general anesthesia the patient can almost always leave the office by themselves.