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Nitrous Oxide

Most patients are comfortable and confident in the dental office. Sometimes, however, a patient feels anxious during treatment. The patient may need more support than a gentle, caring manner to feel comfortable.

Nitrous oxide or laughing gas, is a safe, effective technique to alleviate the anxieties that occur in the dental office.

Nitrous oxide is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. When inhaled, it is absorbed by the body and has a calming effect. Normal breathing eliminates the nitrous oxide from our body. Nitrous oxide has a sweet smell and the patient will experience a sense of well being and relaxation.

Nitrous oxide is perhaps the safest sedative in dentistry. The gas is non-addictive and is quickly eliminated by the body. Patients remain fully conscious and have control of all natural reflexes.

Nitrous oxide is especially useful in children and is available to our child patients.