Experience A Comfortable Treatment Or Procedure With Nitrous Oxide


Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a commonly used sedative that helps patients relax during dental procedures. Inhaled through a mask that’s placed over the patient’s nose, the gas induces a state of relaxation and can reduce or eliminate fear or anxiety that can be associated with dental visits.

At Brighter Smile in Jefferson Park, Chicago, we’re happy to offer nitrous oxide to help our patients feel more comfortable during their procedures!

How does nitrous oxide affect patients?

Some patients may feel slightly dizzy as the gas takes effect. However, these effects typically subside quickly. Others report feeling a tingling sensation or a sense of warmth throughout their body. Patients remain conscious and in control when using nitrous oxide; it is intended only to help them relax and stay still during the procedure.

Who is a good candidate for nitrous oxide?

This sedation option can be used safely and effectively by almost any patient. It has been shown to reduce anxiety in patients who suffer from dental phobia, as well as to help children remain calm during long or painful treatments.

Is anyone not a candidate for nitrous oxide?

In rare cases, pregnant women may not be a good candidate for nitrous oxide use. Patients who are allergic to latex or have an upper respiratory infection should also not use nitrous oxide.

If you are interested in learning more about nitrous oxide and how it can help you with your dental needs, contact Brighter Smile today. Our experienced professionals will happily answer any questions and provide more information on this sedation option!


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Contact Brighter Smile About Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) Today

  • Alleviate anxiety during dental procedures
  • Stay awake while sedated
  • Experience minimal or no side effects
  • Have multiple treatments performed at once, if necessary
  • Get the treatments you need – comfortably!