Nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas,” is a safe and effective way of managing pain and anxiety in dentistry. Nitrous is immediately reversible and has minimum to no side effect when used appropriately. Some potential side affects with high nitrous exposure are headaches, shivering, sweating, nausea/vomiting and fatigue. Nitrous sedation is the safest and preferred method of sedation in dentistry for children.
Dental anxiety is very real. We want to do everything we can to you’re your dental visits as comfortable as possible. Please consult your dental provider to see if nitrous is recommended for you.