FAQ: About Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Q: What is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
Nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) is an option to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. Nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. Within a few short minutes you should start to feel the relaxing effects. You may feel light headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. Nitrous oxide is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the treatment has ended and the mask is removed.
The dentists at Care For Smiles are trained in the use of nitrous oxide. Please discuss with us if nitrous oxide sedation would be a good option for you.
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