Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
A lot of people are unable to receive proper dental care due to the sheer fear of being in a dental chair. This could negatively affect their oral as well as overall health. At the office of Just Dental, patient comfort is our top priority. That is why we offer sedation dentistry services using nitrous oxide. This can help you get rid of anxiety, and make the whole experience so stress-free that you may not even remember what happened during the treatment.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas is a colorless gas with a slightly sweet odor. It is an effective and safe way of conscious sedation and is used in combination with local anesthesia to alleviate anxiety and pain during the course of your dental procedures. The patient is made to inhale a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide using a mask placed over their nose. The level of sedation can be adjusted during the procedure. Patients report feeling a floating sensation and tingling in the feet and hands under the effect of the gas.
When the procedure is over, the flow of nitrous oxide is reduced to zero, and you are allowed to breathe only oxygen for a while. We allow you to rest in the chair to help you adjust, after which you will be able to sit up and resume the normal activities of your day. The gas has little or no hangover effect and is a great way of helping most people undergo their dental procedures with ease.
If you need more information about how conscious sedation using nitrous oxide can help you undergo your dental procedures with comfort and ease, please feel free to call our practice at for a consultation. Our dentists will be more than happy to guide you and help you understand the benefits of this treatment.