Laughing gas is a mild dental sedation medication. Once inhaled, it induces a state of mild relaxation. It also reduces sensitivity to pain.
Laughing gas is safe for virtually every patient, regardless of age. Following treatment, oxygen is used to neutralize the effects of the laughing gas. Once this is complete, you will be fully alert and able to drive yourself home.
Here’s what else you should know about laughing gas sedation.
Laughing Gas for Dental Anxiety
We may recommendif you struggle with dental anxiety. This will help you relax in the dental chair so you can receive the treatment you need to maintain a healthy smile. Laughing gas sedation also allows your body to relax more completely. This increases the effectiveness of local anesthesia.
Sedation for Complex or Multiple Treatments
reduces the sensation of passing time. This can be very useful if you need complex or multiple treatments in a single sitting. It also prevents your muscles from stiffening or becoming sore due to spending extended periods of time in one position.
In every case, your sedation is closely monitored by experienced dental professionals who ensure your safety and comfort.
Your safety is our top priority. At your appointment, be sure to tell us:
- Any prescription medications or over-the-counter medications you are taking
- Any herbal or nutritional supplements you are using
- Any allergies you have, particularly medication reactions
- Any health conditions you have
- Any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment or about sedation dentistry
Request an Appointment With Us
Our dentist in Muskegon, MI, is accepting new patients. As such, he’d be more than happy to welcome both you and your family to our practice. To request an appointment, please call the dental office of Bruce Jones DDS at (231) 780-5158. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.