SEDATION

What we offer is Dental Nitrous Oxide.

Dental nitrous oxide or laughing gas is a safe and effective sedation used in our dental office.  Nitrous oxide is a mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose.  There is a large amount of scientific and medical evidence that supports the use of nitrous oxide for dental procedures and because it is safe and effective.

What sedation is used for dentistry?


Oral sedation is one of the available methods of conscious sedation dentistry, along with inhalation sedation (e.g., nitrous oxide) and conscious intravenous sedation. Benzodiazepines are commonly used, specifically triazolam. 

What does conscious sedation feel like?

Sedation effects differ from person to person. The most common feelings are drowsiness and relaxation. Once the sedative takes effect, negative emotions, stress, or anxiety may also gradually disappear.

How long does sedation take to wear off?


There will be a recovery period of 20 - 30 minutes before you are discharged into the care of your escort. The sedative effect of the drugs will gradually wear off during the course of the day. Most patients are well enough to return to their normal activities within 24 hours depending on the nature of their work.