Many people have neglected their teeth for years because they're very nervous about receiving dental care. These patients can benefit greatly from nitrous oxide analgesia. Nitrous oxide gas, or "laughing gas", as it is sometimes called, makes patients feel comfortable and relaxed during treatment. Although patients are conscious during gas administration, their perception of pain decreases considerably.
One of the most attractive features of nitrous oxide gas is that it takes effect very quickly once started, and wears off just as rapidly when treatment is complete. If you think that nitrous oxide gas could make your next visit more comfortable, then ask one of the doctors about this at your next appointment.