Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask over your nose. Sometimes called “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures.

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.

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Can you drive after having laughing gas at the dentist?

Unlike other forms of sedation dentistry, you are perfectly safe to drive after using nitrous oxide. One of the benefits of nitrous oxide is that we can carefully control the dose and the timing. The gas starts working quickly after you begin inhaling it, and it wears off quickly once the gas is removed.

Oral Health for Older Adults

Keeping good oral hygiene habits is important at any age. As we get older, regular visits to the dentist remain necessary, particularly since changes to our health status can often affect our oral health. One study found that older adults with certain chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, are more at risk for […]

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