Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide (N2O), more commonly known as “laughing gas”, is used as a way to help reduce anxiety associated with dental treatment. It is colorless and odorless. Nitrous oxide is effective in reducing anxiety because it relaxes patients and helps reduce stress and fear. One of the most desirable characteristics of nitrous oxide is the fact that it is effective almost immediately when started and fully reversible when the appointment is complete. For those and other reasons nitrous oxide is widely considered to be a safe mild sedation method that allows you to drive home after the appointment. All our offices and clinicians are trained and certified to provide nitrous oxide.