Nitrous Oxide / Laughing Gas
Nitrous Oxide for Dental Procedures
Popular as ‘laughing gas’ or ‘happy gas,’ nitrous oxide is used to ease the anxiety and pain during oral treatment. The patient breathes the gas from a nose piece and quickly gets better.
What should you expect?
The patient sits on the dental chair and then breathes from the nose piece. The nose piece does not cover the mouth. After some time, the patient starts feeling sleepy. They will be able to sense whatever happens around them but they will be in a relaxed state. Soon, there will be some tingling in their feet and hands, and they will not remember the process. During sedation, the staff will keep an eye on the conditions and help the patient in any case.
The treatment will go on in the usual way. Doctors can use local anesthesia on the patient if the situation requires.
Nitrous Oxide Procedure