If you’ve never used laughing gas before, you probably can’t imagine being calm during a dental procedure.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Winston Salem Dentist Office

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, will give you peace of mind during your procedure. You’ll have the confidence to leave your anxieties at the door and get your dental work done. If you wait too long to get your dental work done, your condition may advance and require more treatments.

So it’s best for your oral health (and wallet) to stop putting off your dental treatments.

We hear it from our patients every day:

“If I only knew how much easier dental work is with laughing gas, I would have come in a long time ago!”

About Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide is a shortened term for “nitrous oxide plus oxygen”.

Dentists have relied on nitrous oxide for decades because it’s a safe way to help patients relax during a dental procedure. Your dentist can custom-adjust the amount of nitrous oxide to make you more comfortable at different points in your procedure.

The name “laughing gas” is a bit of a misnomer. Nitrous oxide makes you more relaxed than giggly or delirious. But don’t worry, it won’t put you to sleep.

The biggest benefit of nitrous oxide over a prescription sedative is recovery time. When your procedure is almost over, you’ll be placed on pure oxygen. After you breathe in the oxygen for 5 – 8 minutes, you’ll be completely back to normal! You can feel safe driving home or back to work right away without having to wait for a sedative to wear off.

At Distinctively Dental, we use the newer style SILHOUETTE™ masks. These masks are more comfortable than other mask delivery systems.

Do you need dental work? Call our office here in Winston Salem at 336-765-3357: we will conduct a complete evaluation on you to make sure nitrous oxide is a good option for you. 

Your comfort comes first here at Distinctively Dental, let us show you how.