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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide is a safe and effective sedative gas that is inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. Once nitrous oxide is administered, you should start feeling the effects within a few short minutes. You may feel light-headed or a tingling sensation in the extremities. Some patients say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable.

Key facts about Nitrous Oxide:

  • Minimal sedation - you are awake but relaxed

  • Often called “laughing gas”

  • Wears off quickly once the mask is removed

  • Odorless

  • Improves the experience for nervous patients