GENERAL DENTAL SERVICES
LAUGHING GAS SEDATION
Do you feel nervous when you’re thinking about seeing your dentist? New Hamburg Dental Group understands. We offer laughing gas or nitrous oxide sedation when you need to undergo dental treatment. We want you to feel relaxed and successfully undergo the procedure. Our caring dentists will make sure you receive only the best care. Whether you haven’t been to the dentist in decades, or you’re right on schedule, there’s no need to feel anxious.
As soon as you inhale nitrous oxide through the small mask over your nose, you will feel light-headed yet not sleepy. You’re able to respond to our requests during the procedure. Once the procedure is completed, we remove the mask and the effects of the gas wear off.
Nitrous oxide has significant uses in dentistry for its anesthetic and pain reducing effects. Its name “laughing gas”, coined by Humphry Davy, is due to the euphoric effects it gives to patients upon inhalation.
According to the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, this is one of the most effective and safest medicines needed in a health system. We use it for children and adults in any dental procedure to make their experience more relaxing.