Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide (more commonly known as laughing gas) is often the perfect sedation option for patients who suffer from mild to moderate dental-related anxiety or fear. This non-allergenic gas is very safe and can be used during virtually all treatments here at our Midtown practice, including routine cleanings. Once we’ve started to administer the nitrous oxide through a nasal mask, patients should feel more relaxed in a matter of minutes. Likewise, the effects wear off within minutes once the source of the gas is removed. That means that patients can return to work, run errands, and even drive themselves home with virtually no downtime required.
Nitrous oxide is the right choice for many patients, and if the effects are too light or too intense during your care with Dr. Silver, we can easily adjust the flow for a more ideal experience. Your comfort is always important to us!