Sedation with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) – eases off fear and allows patient (big or small) to feel comfortable and safe during the treatment procedures.
The majority of our society considers dental treatment procedures to be an extremely painful and unpleasant process. That is why people tend to avoid dental specialists by any means possible or make an appointment only in cases of severe pain.
Sedation with laughing gas could be a reasonable solution, especially for anxious patients. Laughing gas possesses analgesic qualities, which increase patient’s pain threshold and tolerance towards pain. An anxious patient, who can finally feel comfortable in a dentist’s chair, will become a loyal patient for many years to come.
Several breaths of nitrous oxide will help both children and adults. Moreover, the patient will remain conscious and able to adequately evaluate ongoing events and react to doctor’s requests and questions. This is a completely safe gas, similar to the one appearing during a lightning storm. The gas will vanish quickly, within 2-3 minutes after its interruption.