For our patients who need a little help relaxing, we offer laughing gas. Laughing gas is used to provide patients with comfort and relaxation during dental treatments. The substance is odorless and colorless, and it can be easily administered by inhaling the gas through a special mask that is worn over the mouth. Using laughing gas as a sedation method is considered to be extremely safe, and most patients say that it is very helpful in getting them through an extensive procedure.
Laughing gas is used in many dental treatments, including:
- Scaling and root planing
- Root canal treatments
- Tooth extractions
Before providing laughing gas, we will carefully explain what you should expect to feel, while also offering necessary post-procedure instructions. Although laughing gas is completely safe, it is important that you follow our instructions carefully in order to prevent the occurrence of unpleasant side effects.
At Downriver Smiles, we offer our patients free laughing gas treatment when undergoing certain dental procedures. We do this because we want our patients to feel comfortable when receiving treatment, and we know how helpful the medicine can be in reducing a person’s nerves.
If you want to learn more about laughing gas and how it can be used during your next dental procedure, please contact us at (509) 904-0994 to schedule an appointment.