Nitrous (Laughing Gas) & Oral Medications- For Those With Fear and Dental Treatment Anxiety

Dr. Paul M. Wagenaar, D.D.S., Wagenaar Family & Cosmetic Dentistry


Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is one of several sedation dentistry options available to significantly reduce your fears and discomfort.


Benefits of Nitrous Oxide:

In many cases, you can get ALL of your dental work done in one visit.
Nitrous oxide is best suited for cases of mild to moderate anxiety and is the most
frequently used sedation method. Under nitrous oxide you remain conscious and
able to breathe on your own, with a sense of total well-being (euphoria). Patients
generally recover quickly, often with little memory of the procedure. .

Oral conscious sedation, or OCS, utilizes oral sedative medication to significantly
reduce your fears and discomfort. OCS does not require needles to administer and
is less expensive than IV sedation.


Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation:

sleep through your dental work with nitrous Dr. Paul M. Wagenaar Family and Cosmetic Dentistry