Nitrous oxide also known as “laughing gas” is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax during your periodontal treatment.
Nitrous oxide is one option we offer to help make you more comfortable during your periodontal treatment. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to requests, questions and directions. Your will be asked to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Talk to one of our dental professionals to find out whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you.