Nitrous oxide is commonly known as "laughing gas." It is used as a form of general anesthesia by many dentists to provide relief to the patients from the pain and anxiety during dental procedures. If you are reluctant and feel anxious about having dental procedure done, then Nitrous gas can help address some of those fears that keep people from going to the dentist. Use of Nitrous allows you to relax during dental procedures and is best suited for mild to moderate sedation.

Nitrous oxide is a colorless gas with a pleasant taste and odor. It is administered through a demand-valve inhaler over the nose that releases the gas only when the patient inhales through the nose. The effect of the gas begins within minutes makes the patient feel relaxed, warm, pleasant, happy or silly. Nitrous oxide usually starts to work in less than five minutes. It does not put a person to sleep. You will be able to respond and understand what is going on with you throughout the session. You will still feel the injection, but will probably not care about it. The effect of nitrous will keep your heartbeat and breathing normal.

Advantages of Dental nitrous oxide sedation

Nitrous oxide sedation have been used effectively for dental procedures by dentists for many decades. The advantages of sedation include:

  • It ensures long history of dental safety.
  • It makes the dental procedures simple and effective for the patients.
  • Unlike other sedatives, there is no hang over effects of Nitrous oxide.
  • Patients do not feel apprehensive for dental appointments.
  • It works effectively for most dental patients.