Nitrous Oxide

It’s also known as “happy air” or “laughing gas.” Nitrous Oxide has been used for a long time in dentistry, and is a perfectly safe, mild, and effective sedative. People who are good candidates for Nitrous Oxide are those who have a fear of going to the dentist, experience a lot of anxiety during dental procedures, or have a difficult time sitting still for long periods. It contains nitrogen and oxygen, both of which are present in the air we breathe every day. In dentistry, it’s delivered in a concentrated dose which relaxes you and minimizes your gag reflex. Both of these factors help make your treatment safer and more effective and will also reduce the amount of time the treatment takes. If you are considering Nitrous Oxide, be sure to talk to our doctors at Tamarac Dental Care about it and find out if it is the right option for you.