What is nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide is a form of sedation that we use to provide our patients with anxiety-free dentistry. Nitrous oxide is often referred to as laughing gas or happy gas for its relaxing effect on patients. At the dental practice of Dennis K. Sacry, DDS, PC, we want to ensure you have a positive and comfortable experience each time you are in our dental chair. Our dental team is equipped and skilled to offer nitrous oxide in Whitehall, Montana as a form of sedation to help you feel relaxed and calm during any dental treatment.

How does nitrous oxide work?

Nitrous oxide is simple, safe, and effective. Because nitrous oxide is a breathable gas, you just need to sit back, relax, and start breathing in through the nitrous oxide mask we give you. The nitrous oxide is mixed with a higher percentage of oxygen to ensure your safety. Within five minutes, you will have a warm, happy feeling spread throughout your entire body. Sometimes, it causes people to giggle, hence the name laughing gas. Tingling and floating sensations are also common. Once your treatment is completed, there are generally no side effects associated with nitrous oxide. For more information on nitrous oxide sedation, please contact our dental office.