Laughing gas is an excellent way to combat anxiety for most dental procedures. The mildest form of sedation that we use, laughing gas is inhaled through a small mask that rests over your child’s nose. Laughing gas is odorless and is used in combination with pure oxygen to induce a feeling of relaxation and well-being during treatment. We can easily customize the level of sedation for each patient, which takes effect within minutes.
Being a mild sedative, your child won’t experience any short-term memory loss as they might with other forms of sedation. At the end of treatment, the sedative effect caused by the laughing gas dissipates almost immediately when the mask is removed, and your child will be able to return home with zero lasting effects.