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8600 NW 64th Street, Suite 201, Parkville, MO 64152  

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Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Laughing Gas)

nitrous-pageMany people cringe at the thought of going to the dentist. We understand and are not offended. Instead we want to do everything in our power to make your visit more comfortable. One of the ways we do this is by offering our patients nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas.

Nitrous oxide is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. It is perfectly safe and is often used in both medical and dental procedures. This inhaled gas will put you at ease and help you forget about what is going on around you, allowing you to get through your dental procedure comfortably.

You breathe it through your nose during the appointment. Then, at the end of the appointment the dentist gives you oxygen to breathe, which will completely clear your head and remove any lingering effects from the gas. You will even be able to drive yourself home or go back to work after the procedure.

Advantages of Nitrous Oxide:

  • You’ll be relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire procedure.
  • There are no lingering after-effects as with oral sedatives.
  • You can get more dental work done in an appointment than you can without the sedation.