Procedures

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

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Nitrous oxide (N2O) is simply a gas which you breathe. It's colorless, sweet-smelling, and nonirritating. After 5 minutes or so of breathing in the gas, you should experience a euphoric feeling that spreads throughout your body. It is similar to a 'happy drunk' feeling. Some people find that there are auditory or visual effects as well. You will feel a bit light headed and often people get 'the giggles' (hence the name laughing gas!). Nitrous oxide is usually used to take the edge off and is generally used for shorter appointments. This type of sedation is usually selected for those with slight apprehension.