What is Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)?
Nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas,” is a sedation method that is inhaled through the nose to aid in relaxation during a dental procedure. The dentist is able to adjust the levels of nitrous oxide and oxygen to accommodate the needs of the patient. The patient remains conscious and is able to maintain natural breathing, but feels calm and relaxed. After the dental treatment, oxygen is administered and the patient is able to drive home.