Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas administered through a nasal mask, and is commonly referred to as laughing gas. Dr. Kennedy controls the amount of nitrous you receive, and within minutes you will feel relaxed. This allows us to ensure you stay safe and comfortable as we perform your dental work. Then, the moment we remove your mask, the effects subside and you can go about your day with no residual drowsiness.
There are many advantages to using Nitrous Oxide
- The depth of sedation can be altered at any time to increase or decrease sedation.
- There is no after effect such as a “hangover”.
- Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart and lungs, etc.
- Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing gagging.