Laughing gas, commonly known as "laughing gas," is readily available in our office and provides an excellent way to combat anxiety for most dental procedures. The mildest form of sedation that we use, laughing gas flows through a comfortably fitting mask that rests over your child’s nose. Laughing gas is an odorless gas that is used in combination with pure oxygen to induce a feeling of relaxation and well-being during treatment. Laughing gasoften creates a pleasant feeling of euphoria that can make ordinary things seem funnier. We can easily customize the level of sedation for each child, which takes effect within minutes.
As a mild sedation, your child won’t experience any short-term memory loss as they might with other forms of sedation. At the end of treatment, the sedation caused by the laughing gas dissipates almost immediately, with absolutely no lasting effects.