Sedation Dentistry in Millwoods, Southeast Edmonton
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide allows patients to be calm while remaining conscious. Patients will receive nitrous oxide through a breathing mask.
Advantages of Using Nitrous Oxide
- Sedation can be increased or decreased as needed.
- There are no side effects.
- Nitrous oxide is safe.
- Nitrous oxide is effective in reducing gag reflexes.
- The effects will happen immediately within a couple of minutes.
Reasons Not to Use Nitrous Oxide
Our dentist will not recommend nitrous oxide to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chest issues, difficulties breathing, a cold, or emphysema.
Your dentist can provide a trial to see if you are comfortable with this method of sedation.