Laughing Gas

Conscious Sedation Dentistry with Nitrous Oxide

Every year millions of Canadians put off needed dental work simply because of their fear of pain. This results in a neglect of Dental Hygiene that can often become problematic over time.

Conscious sedation dentistry using Nitrous oxide or its more common name – ‘Laughing gas’, as a solution to this anxiety and the worry about the pain involved in a dental surgery. The use of Nitrous oxide is a proven conscious sedation method that allows patients to go through pain free dentistry sometimes even without the use of needles.

Nitrous oxide is a mild General Anaesthetic, and under it people tend to experience a state of euphoria, which is why Nitrous Oxide is called the laughing gas! We modulate the gas levels to manage the sedation so that you can have the most comfortable experience in an anxiety free dental surgery environment.

In our office, we administer nitrous oxide to enhance patient comfort and relieve anxiety for patients of all ages. After you’re comfortably seated in the dental chair, you’ll inhale the gas (a nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture) through a face mask. We will control the amount of nitrous you receive to ensure your safety. You will begin to relax and will not recognize pain, so the dentist can perform your dental work while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide subside once we remove your mask, so if nitrous is the only anesthesia you receive, you will be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and can continue your daily activities as normal.

For more information on conscious sedation dentistry please contact us.