Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Port City Family Dentistry

Commonly known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide sedation is employed by dentists everywhere to relax their patients. This gas has the effect of reducing anxiety problems greatly. When combined with oxygen, this form of sedation causes patients to feel uncontrollably happy and excited, to the point where it is an involuntary reaction to laugh. Thus, its namesake. Nitrous oxide is almost 100% safe, with the remaining few tenths of a percent being written off as freak accidents to an otherwise well-studied and commonly used sedation method.