Some patients wish to be awake during their procedure. Yet they want a relaxed, soothing dental experience. Nitrous oxide may be the answer. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, induces an overall sense of relaxation with a warm, slightly light-headed feeling.
While the gas wears off within a few minutes after the procedure, the level of sedation is closely monitored during treatment. Generally patients are able to safely drive home after their appointment. Patients insist it eliminates discomfort or stress, and we have years of experience administering nitrous oxide.