Sedation Dentistry in Millwoods, Southeast Edmonton

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

nitrous oxide in millwoods

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.