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As you walk through our dental doors, there’s no need to be nervous or scared. Our dental team has modern technology that can help you feel more comfortable in the hands of our dentist: nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, and IV sedation.  Today we are going to delve into nitrous oxide sedation!

What is laughing gas?
Laughing gas is a sedative that is mixed with oxygen. It is also known as nitrous oxide. This sedative is inhaled through the nose, and it does not have any particular smell or taste. It is light, safe, and effective, and it is meant to help those who come in for more major dental treatments.

How will I be sedated?
You will be sedated as soon as you settle into a comfortable dental chair. When you are ready, your dentist will place a small mask over your nose and will ask you to deeply inhale for a few minutes. As you breathe, the sedative will be released into the air and sent into your nose. It will take effect once it has entered your body.

How will it make me feel?
Laughing gas will make you feel tingly and light headed. Some also say they feel a bit heavy. However, no matter how your body feels, you will feel relaxed, carefree, and calm during your dental appointment. This sedative will not last long once the mask is taken off your nose, and you should be able to drive yourself home after your appointment.

Now, with the help of laughing gas, you will finally have the relaxing and worry-free appointment you deserve! We care about you and your smile, and we want you to have the best dental experience possible. So, if you have any questions about nitrous oxide or if you would like further information on the dental sedatives available in the world today, call our office now at 818-225-9410!