Nitrous Oxide Gas Is Mixed With Oxygen And Helps Many Patients Feel More Relaxed.
Nitrous Oxide Gas is a sedative that is inhaled through the nose by placing a small mask over the nasal area. It is mixed with oxygen and helps many patients feel more relaxed. It is commonly known as “laughing gas”. For many patients it helps them feel less anxious. Some people feel light headed or report their arms and legs feel heavy or tingly.
The effects of nitrous gas end as soon as you stop inhaling it and you can drive yourself home. It is very helpful for mild anxiety and can help patients relax. I like to think of it as a similar effect of drinking a couple of glasses of wine. It is not suitable for procedures that are more complicated and difficult.