Nitrous Oxide, known to many as laughing gas, is the most commonly used form of anxiolysis in dentistry. It is administered by having the patient inhale the gas, which is carefully monitored by your doctor. This allows patients to relax, takes off the edge of anxiety, and makes you feel like you have had glass of wine without affecting the patient's ability to drive or think once the procedure has ended. You will fall into a euphoric state and feel completely relaxed. All feelings of fear and anxiety fade away, leaving you to sit back peacefully while your dental procedure is performed. Nitrous oxide inhalation is very safe and effective for someone who wants to take off the edge of fear from dentistry.
You will need to have a preliminary visit with your dentist to make sure that you are an eligible candidate for nitrous oxide inhalation. If you have been worried about your next dental visit its time to stop! Ask us about sedation dentistry and schedule your appointment today.