Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a sweet smelling, non irritating, colorless gas which you breathe through a nosepiece.

Safe and effective, nitrous oxide has been the primary means of conscious sedation in dentistry for over 75 years.

Benefits of Nitrous Oxide

  • Patients are able to breathe on their own
  • Patients remain awake
  • Patients may experience mild amnesia and may feel sleepy not remembering all of what happened during their appointment

Advantages to Using Nitrous Oxide:

  • The depth of sedation can be altered at any time
  • There is no after effect such as a “hangover”
  • Inhalation sedation is safe with little to no side effects
  • Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing gagging
  • It works rapidly as it reaches the brain within 20 seconds. In as few as 2-3 minutes its relaxation and sedative properties develop