Conscious sedation with nitrous oxide is offered to anxious patients that require dental care. Commonly known as laughing gas, it can be used with both adults and kids and provides a well-being and relaxing sensation during treatment. It can also be used with patients that have a gag reflex or have difficulty tolerating long procedures.
The sedation is an inhaled gas mixed with oxygen through a nose mask. The effect of the gas is fast, and can be increased or decreased as desired. Once the treatment is done, the gas is stopped, and the side effects are minimal.