Creating Comfort with Nitrous Oxide
Many people know nitrous oxide as laughing gas. In our office, we administer nitrous oxide to enhance patient comfort and relieve anxiety for patients of all ages. After you're comfortably seated in the dental chair, you inhale the gas (a nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture) through a face mask. We control the amount of nitrous you receive to ensure safety. You begin to relax and will not recognize pain, so Dr. Oyler performs your dental work while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide subside once we remove your mask, so if nitrous is the only anesthesia you receive, you will be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and continuing your daily activities as normal.