We are proud to offer nitrous oxide-- often referred to as laughing gas-- as a sedation option. This type of sedation also helps you relax if you are nervous about a procedure or a regular visit to the dentist. For the most part, people can drive themselves after recovering from having nitrous oxide gas.
Sedation dentistry is separate from medication that you might receive for pain. While sedation dentistry will help you relax, you might also receive a local anesthetic or general anesthesia for certain dental procedures. If the idea of sedation or pain medication makes you nervous, please do not hesitate to express your concerns with your dentist.