How is nitrous oxide used in dentistry?

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is considered extremely safe when properly administered. It is a very mild form of sedation that helps patients to relax during dental work. The dentist or assistant simply place the mask over your nose and breathe normally. Your dentist can adjust the blend of nitrogen and oxygen as needed to keep you relaxed and comfortable. If you ever start to feel unpleasant effects, we can simply remove the mask.

Nitrous oxide will not put you to sleep. You will be able to respond normally to the dentist’s instructions. You may feel somewhat heavy, tingly, or light-headed. When your procedure is over, we will flush your system with oxygen and the nitrous oxide will entirely clear out of your system within just a few minutes, allowing you to drive safely and continue with your day with no after-effects.

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