Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most frequently used method for easing mild-to-moderate anxiety.
Nitrous oxide is administered through a small mask that fits over your nose, it is an effective way to calm anxiety, raise your pain threshold, and make time seem as if it’s passing more quickly than usual. At the end of your appointment, you’ll resume breathing regular oxygen, and all the effects of nitrous oxide will disappear, so you can resume your normal activities immediately.
Understanding the range of choices that are available to relieve anxiety and discomfort can be very useful. Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation, learn more about sedation dentistry, and find out which sedation dentistry method is right for you.