Nitrous Oxide (N2O)

The benefits of Nitrous Oxide during your dental visit

Do you get nervous or have anxiety when visiting the dentist? If you answered yes, then we have a solution for you! Nitrous oxide is an effective and safe sedation that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a mask that covers your nose which is used to help you relax and feel at ease. It is also safe for children! This sedation is not intended to put you to sleep and you will be able to hear and respond like normal. You will start to feel the effects in a couple of minutes following a few deep breathes through your nose. The feeling of becoming light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs is normal and your arms and legs may feel heavier. The main goal is to keep you calm and relaxed during your procedure. The effects wear off within minutes of the mask being removed and you may go on with your everyday activities and responsibilities.

If you’re avoiding the dentist out of fear, nitrous oxide can help you get the professional dental care you need.