For patients with anxiety our office offers Nitrous Oxide otherwise known as laughing gas. Nitrous Oxide is mixed with oxygen through a mask that’s placed over your nose. The gas helps you relax. The amount of sedation you receive is controlled at all times. After the procedure is done, we stop the gas, as it tends to wear off quickly. This is the only form of sedation where you may be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.
There are many advantages to using nitrous oxide:
• The depth of sedation can be modified at any time to increase or decrease sedation. .
• Inhalation sedation is safe on your heart or lungs.
• Inhalation sedation minimizes gagging.
• It works rapidly reaching the brain within 20 seconds
Other forms of sedations are available, the proper method is determined during comprehensive dental examination.