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Nitrous Oxide Sedation

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Dental Sedation

Nitrous Oxide dental sedation, also known as “laughing gas” is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable.  It’s 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.  It has no color, smell, and doesn’t irritate.

This gas is not intended to put you to sleep.  You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions our Valencia dentists may have.  We begin by having you breathe normally through your nose and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide.  Typical sensations include light-headed and tingling in your extremities.  Ultimately, this form of dental sedation should make you feel calm and comfortable and the effects of nitrous oxide wear off relatively soon after the mask is removed.

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