Nitrous Oxide - Laughing Gas
Nitrous oxide is one of the longest used forms of sedation. This gas is inhaled through a nasal mask and induces a feeling of euphoria that earned it the nickname laughing gas. Some of the reasons nitrous oxide sedation is still so popular include:
- The level of sedation is easily adjusted and quickly takes effect to ensure the optimum level of comfort throughout and treatment
- The sedative wears away as quickly as it takes effect, so patients can return to their daily activities right away
- Throughout the course of treatment, patients remain alert and able to respond to questions
This mild form of sedation allows patients to experience a greater level of comfort and relaxation with minimal side effects. If you’d like to find out more about sedation dentistry options from Dr. Laura Torrado and her Central Park South dental team, call our office any time. We’ll be happy to walk you through all of your sedation solutions and answer any questions you may have.