Nitrous Oxide


Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that promotes a stress-free experience. Patients inhale nitrous oxide through a face mask. We will control the amount of nitrous oxide you receive to ensure your comfort and safety. You will begin to relax and not recognize pain, so our doctors can perform your treatments while you remain comfortable. Nitrous oxide is safe for patients of all ages and effects subside immediately so you can enjoy activities as usual after you leave our dental office.
 
 Oral conscious sedation has been dubbed “sleep dentistry,” because it will make you feel very drowsy, though you will actually be conscious throughout the procedure. With sleep dentistry, patients often feel as though they have only been in the dentist’s chair for a few minutes when in fact, several hours have gone by.

Sleep dentistry
involves an oral medication that your treating doctor will prescribe. You will take the oral medication one hour prior to your appointment. The effects of oral sedation last 24 hours, so it’s important that a friend or family member drives you to and from our dental office. With sleep dentistry, our doctors can resolve all of your dental problems in just one or two visits, while you experience total relaxation.