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
Improves the experience for nervous patients