Laugh the Edge Off!


Are you an anxious patient? Are you looking to feel relaxed or feel like you slept during your dental procedure? Nitrous Oxide to the rescue! You may be more familiar with this solution, which is also known as “laughing gas”.

The non-toxic gas is administered to the patient through a mask placed over the nose. The gas creates a floating feeling to help fight anxiety. Do not worry you are awake during your dental procedure, but in a more relaxed state.

The advantage to using nitrous oxide is that it works much faster than other forms of sedation. It communicates with the brain within 20 seconds and in just 2-3 minutes, you’ll feel the sensation. The recovery from the sedation is quick. You will be given additional oxygen post procedure until your head is clear. Shortly after, you’ll be able to drive home without feeling drowsy.

Talk to us at Dr. Parekh and Associates, about taking the edge off with a little nitrous oxide during your next visit!

– Dr. Azim Parekh

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