Nitrous Oxide Analgesia
Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small mask that fits over the nose. It is mixed with oxygen to help you relax. You will be asked to breathe normally through your nose and a few minutes you should experience like being light headed, tingling in arms and legs and possibly having them feel heavy. It is totally reversible by breathing pure oxygen.
Nitrous oxide, often referred to as "laughing gas", is available to patients in the office. This mild form of sedation does not have lasting effects and helps ease any dental anxiety a patient may be experiencing. Unlike other forms of sedation, nitrous oxide will not cause any short-term memory loss.
Level of sedation is customized per patient and takes effect in a matter of minutes.