Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous Oxide is a odorless, non-irritating, colorless gas which you breathe through a nosepiece. It has been used for mild sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is extremely safe for children and adults. You are able to breathe on your own and remain in control of all bodily functions. Some patients may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep, not remembering all of what happened during their appointment.
There are many advantages to using Nitrous Oxide
- The depth of sedation can be altered at any time to increase or decrease sedation.
- There is no after effect such as a “hangover”.
- Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart and lungs, etc.
- Inhalation sedation is very effective in reducing the gag reflex.