Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a colorless gas used for its sedative and pain-relieving properties. Before a dental procedure, nitrous gas is administered through a mask, and the effects can be felt quickly. You can expect a twilight state in which you will not be entirely unconscious and can still respond to your dentist. However, you will not feel pain or anxiety.
Sedation is an excellent option for anyone undergoing an extensive dental procedure or for those who have severe anxiety at the dentist. If your nervousness or fear has interfered with dental treatments before, you are likely a good candidate for nitrous oxide sedation.
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