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If you are not aware of what nitrous oxide is, it is fairly common in dental offices around the country for sedative purposes to help relax patients. For more information about nitrous oxide, consider the following:

-Nitrous oxide wears off very quickly after the gas mask has been removed.
-The blend of nitrous oxide and oxygen is better known as “laughing gas,” which can often make a person feel light-headed and calm.
-When nitrous oxide is used as a sedative in dentistry, it is administered using a small mask that fits over your nose and mouth.
-Nitrous oxide is a gas that is combined with oxygen to form a mild sedative that is inhaled to aid dental anxiety and discomfort.
-Nitrous oxide for use with inhaled sedation is considered the mildest form of sedative and the only one in which it is considered safe enough for a patient to drive themselves home after their dental procedure.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with our team to see if you are a candidate for nitrous oxide sedation, please call Dr. Rafla and the rest of our team at our dentist office in Worcester or Marlborough, MA, at 508.499.3566. A happy smile is a healthy smile!