FAQs about Sedation/ Conscious Sedation
Q: Do we sedate our patients?
A: We do not sedate our patients. We use nitrous oxide to help our patients relax.
Q: What is nitrous oxide?
A: Nitrous Oxide, which is also known as laughing gas, is a gas that’s combined with Oxygen to produce a calming effect and a sense of well being when inhaled. Many dentists use Nitrous Oxide to help a patient relax during dental treatments. When the dental procedure is over, the dentist will have the patient breathe only Oxygen for a few minutes to eliminate the effects of the Nitrous Oxide. Unlike other sedations, the patient should have a clear head within minutes of coming off of the Nitrous Oxide allowing them to function normally with no lingering effects.