This safe, commonly used gas is administered via a mask placed over your nose. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, creates feelings of warmth and safety, helping you to relax. The gas is absorbed by the body to produce a calming sensation. The effects of nitrous diminish quickly following removal of the mask. You’ll also receive local anesthetic after you begin breathing the nitrous oxide and before your procedure begins.
Depending on the procedure you have performed, you may be able to drive and resume typical activities following your visit utilizing nitrous oxide.