Nitrous Oxide (also known as laughing gas) is extremely safe. This is because you are aware and awake during the procedure. If you are feeling anxious about your treatment, Dr. Rodriguez may recommend laughing gas to help you feel more comfortable. We’ll gently place a mask over your nose and tell you to breathe deep. It only takes a few moments for the laughing gas to start working.
Unlike other types of sedation dentistry, laughing gas is quick to wear off. This means that you’ll be able to drive yourself home or return to work. Nitrous oxide has very low risk and any side effects stop once we remove the mask.
We can use laughing gas for everything, from teeth cleanings to oral surgery. Our goal is to give you the most customized treatment to fit your needs. Please call our office and ask us about sedation options that could be best for you.