Laughing gas is a sedative that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a face mask. It helps the patient achieve a relaxed state. It is completely reversible so you can drive home afterward. This is a mild relaxant, typically given for dental hygiene appointments or for cosmetic dentistry.
Oral sedation involves taking a pill to achieve relaxation during treatment. You will take a pill about an hour before your treatment and together with laughing gas, you will feel more relaxed. Patients are very lightly sedated and more awake then with IV Sedation. We reserve this for limited use.