Nitrous Oxide Inhalation
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
Oral sedation involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease. If you have chosen oral sedation, please be sure to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment.
IV sedation begins with the administration of a mild anti-anxiety medication using an IV. You will not actually be put to sleep. Instead, you will remain conscious and be able to understand and respond to your dentist. You will be in a deep state of relaxation and feel like you are drifting in and out of sleep.