We offer nitrous oxide and sedation for our anxious patients. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is frequently used to ease mild to moderate anxiety. It 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. We will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. It will help you feel calm and comfortable, but you will still be awake and able to hear and respond to the dentist.
After the procedure, we will have you breathe regular oxygen to eliminate the effects of nitrous oxide before you leave the office. If you are interested in nitrous oxide or sedation, feel free to talk with us about whether either would be a good option for you.