Nitrous Oxide Sedation

We know that some patients are very nervous about having any type of dental or minor surgical procedure performed. That’s why, at our Benowa clinic we can provide nitrous oxide sedation if you are anxious but want to feel relaxed throughout the procedure.

Nitrous Oxide is sometimes called laughing gas because it induces euphoria and sometimes causes people to giggle and laugh. It is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.

We will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide and you will start to feel calm and comfortable.

Nitrous oxide is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions from the doctor or nurse. The effects of the gas wear off soon after the mask is removed and you will be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.