Also known as dental laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a type of conscious sedation that can effectively lower anxiety. It is administered by inhalation and works very quickly. Once the procedure is done, the nitrous oxide will be switched off and will leave your body shortly after.
With nitrous oxide sedation, the patient remains awake throughout the entire procedure and is able to drive to the office or home without any problem.
Nitrous oxide is perfectly safe however it should not be given to pregnant women as well as those with respiratory disorders.
To know more about this sedation option, please call our office at (239) 939-7070.