Laughing gas, an inhalation sedative, brings one of the safest and easiest sedation techniques to nearly any procedure. Patients from young to old may benefit from a dose obtained just by breathing in and out.
Laughing Gas is readily available in our office and provides an excellent way to combat anxiety for most dental procedures. The mildest form of sedation that we use, gas flows through a comfortably fitting mask that rests over your nose. Laughing Gas is odorless and is used in combination with pure oxygen to induce a feeling of relaxation and well-being during treatment. Laughing Gas often creates a pleasant feeling of euphoria that can make ordinary things seem funnier. We can easily customize the level of sedation for each patient, which takes effect within minutes.
As a mild sedation, you won't experience any short-term memory loss as you might with other forms of sedation. At the end of treatment, the sedation caused by the Laughing Gas dissipates almost immediately, and you will be able to return home with absolutely no lasting effects. You don't even need an escort to or from your appointment if you are using only Laughing Gas for sedation.