Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)

Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, relaxing gas which you can breathe. It is safe and allows you to remain completely conscious, while decreasing anxiety. It has a calming effect that helps anxious patients relax during their dental treatment or cleaning appointment.

There are many advantages to using Nitrous Oxide:

  • Nitrous Oxide is safe with no side effects on your heart, ect.
  • Its relaxing effect develops in as little as 2-3 minutes.
  • Nitrous Oxide is very effective in minimizing gagging.
  • The depth of sedation can be altered at any time to increase or decrease sedation.
  • Deeper forms of SEDATION are also available using other medications.
  • Nitrous Oxide has no “hangover effect”.

Reasons to not use Nitrous Oxide

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD
  • M.S.
  • Detached Retina
  • Pregnancy
  • Ear Infections
  • Obstructed Bowel

Nitrous Oxide is not effective if your nasal passages are plugged due to a cold or allergies.