Nitrous Oxide, or “laughing gas,” is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating gas and is dentistry’s most common sedative. Patients remain fully aware and able but may experience mild amnesia or a short sleep while sedated with Nitrous Oxide. We are happy to let you try Nitrous Oxide if you will need sedation.
Advantages of Nitrous Oxide
- Easily adjustable sedation dosage
- No “hangover”
- Extremely safe
- Minimizes gagging
- Takes 3 minutes to work
When to Avoid Nitrous Oxide
You should not use Nitrous Oxide if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or are pregnant. Some people choose to avoid Nitrous Oxide if they have emphysema, exotic chest problems, M.S., a cold, or other problems breathing.