Nitrous Sedation Dentistry

Nitrous oxide, occasionally called “laughing gas,” is one choice our dental team may offer to help make you more comfortable during specific dental procedures. Nitrous is not meant to put you to sleep – while using nitrous you are still able to hear and react to any requests or directions our dentist may give you. What the gas does is help you to feel comfortable, relaxed, and calm during the dental treatment. The calming effects of nitrous oxide are felt within just a few minutes of breathing the gas, and those effects wear off soon after the mask is removed. For patients who typically experience fear or anxiety when visiting the dentist, nitrous oxide can transform a dental treatment into a relaxing event. Talk to the friendly professionals at Sweetgrass Dental to see if nitrous oxide sedation would be right for you.