Nitrous Oxide / Laughing Gas
Use Nitrous Oxide in Dental Procedures
Nitrous oxide is known for its ability to relieve anxiety and pain in oral therapy. The patient inhales the gas through a nasal piece, and soon feels better.
What should I expect?
The patient is seated on the dental chair. After that, he or she breathes through the nosepiece. The nosepiece does not cover the lips. The patient may feel sleepy after some time. While they may be able sense what is happening around them, they will become more relaxed. Soon they will feel some tingling in the feet and hands. They won’t be able to remember. The staff will be there to help in any situation.
The normal treatment will continue. Local anesthesia can be used by doctors if necessary.