Oral & Nitrous Sedation

September 25, 2017 by Dr. Andrew Smyth  •  Original Post

What is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures.

How is Sedation used for Dental Work?

Deep sedation and general anesthesia. You will get medications that will make you either almost unconscious or totally unconscious -- deeply asleep -- during the procedure. While you are under general anesthesia, you cannot easily be awakened until the effects of the anesthesia wear off or are reversed with medication

Is Sedation for Me?

If you are suffering from dental anxiety sedation dentistry options may be the right choice for you. Sedation dentistry is the perfect solution if you have neglected to see the dentist for any reason. Sedation dentistry can be used if you:

  • Fear needles
  • Have dental anxiety
  • Have difficulty getting frozen
  • Have had traumatic past dental experiences
  • Require multiple dental procedures
  • Have a bad gag reflex
  • Have very sensitive teeth
  • Are embarrassed about your teeth
  • Suffer from physical disabilities


York Dental provides sedation dentistry options to make your next dental visit comfortable, relaxing, and anxiety-free. Please click here for more information on Oral & Nitrous Sedation or to contact our office to book your next appointment and discuss your options.

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