Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a mild form of sedation to calm dental anxiety. Laughing gas is a colorless, odorless mixture of oxygen and nitrogen that a patient inhales using a soft face mask or nasal tube.
When inhaled, the gas can bring on feelings of mild euphoria or lightheadedness, slowing down the body’s reaction time. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off almost immediately when the patient discontinues use.
Is Laughing Gas Safe?
Nitrous oxide is completely safe for many patients, and we use it to manage anxiety and pain during dental treatments.
Before we administer the laughing gas, we will review all pertinent health conditions and concerns, risk factors, and more to ensure the patient can safely use this mild sedative.
We continuously monitor the patient during the treatment, so they remain safe and comfortable in our care.
Safe Sedation Dentistry in Beachwood, OH
Do you have dental fear or anxiety? If so, you may benefit from nitrous oxide dental treatment at Beachwood Smiles. Our dental team is highly experienced and skilled in administering nitrous oxide safely to patients of all ages.
Don’t let dental fear keep you from having a healthy smile!
Contact us today to learn how we can help your dental visit be a more pleasant experience.