Nitrous oxide, (N20), or laughing gas, as it is well known, is an odorless, colorless, safe gas that is mixed with
oxygen, (02), and is breathed in during a dental procedure, to help the patient relax. The gas is delivered through
a nose mask and is inhaled during dental work. It works very quickly, and starts relaxation after 2-3 minutes.
The gas can be given for the exact time span it is needed with no "hangover" feeling. It is very safe with few
side effects and no ill effects to body systems under supervised usage. The gas is eliminated within 3-5 minutes
after the gas supply is stopped. You can safely drive home and do not need an escort.
Conscious Sedation Dentistry
Conscious Sedation dentistry is used by means of sedative drugs in pill form and nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to
achieve a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for patients who suffer from dental phobia. This common
dental phobia can prevent people from receiving necessary treatment including routine care.
Conscious Sedation is a common technique that is safe and effective when administered by a trained professional.
Conscious Sedation can ensure that patients will receive safe, comfortable, and anxiety-free dental care.
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