Visiting the dentist can be an uncomfortable experience for some people. If you are apprehensive about your dental visit, please let us know. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible and want you to have a pleasant, relaxing dental experience every visit.
For patients feeling anxious about an upcoming visit, there are benefits to using nitrous oxide, the most widely used medical anesthetic, also known as laughing gas, as a method to calm the anxiety.
Nitrous oxide in combination with oxygen is safely administered through a small nasal mask and is very effective in relieving any discomfort. As a general anesthetic, it decreases your pain and anxiety during your appointment. Towards the end of your appointment, the effects of nitrous oxide will disappear and you will be able to resume normal activities after your appointment.