Laughing Gas Sedation

Laughing gas sedation, also known as nitrous oxide sedation,
is a safe and effective way to relax patients during dental procedures.

Laughing gas

Laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is a colorless, odorless gas that is used as an anesthetic and pain reliever. It is a safe and effective way to relax patients during dental procedures. 

How does it work?

Laughing gas is inhaled through a mask that is placed over the nose and mouth. The gas is mixed with oxygen, and the patient breathes it in and out. Laughing gas works by depressing the central nervous system, which can help to reduce anxiety and pain. The effects of laughing gas are usually felt within minutes, and they last for about 30 minutes.

Is laughing gas sedation safe?

Laughing gas is a safe and effective way to relax patients during dental procedures. Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart or lungs. It is very effective in minimising any gagging reflex and does not cause patients to feel groggy after the treatment.

Laughing Gas Sedation Cost

Laughing Gas Sedation

$450(w/o GST)

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This is a fee estimate & subject to change.
Please check with your clinician for an exact fee based on your unique clinical condition.

Benefits and Side Effects

Benefits of laughing gas sedation

Laughing gas sedation is a good option for patients who are anxious about dental procedures. It can also be used for patients who need to have multiple dental procedures done at once. Laughing gas sedation is not a good option for patients who have a history of seizures or who are pregnant.

Here are some of the benefits of laughing gas sedation:

  • Safe and effective. Laughing gas sedation is a safe and effective way to relax patients during dental procedures.
  • Inexpensive. Laughing gas sedation is a relatively inexpensive option, and it can be used in conjunction with other anesthetics, such as local anesthesia or sedation.
  • Easy to use. Laughing gas sedation is easy to use, and it can be administered by a dentist or other healthcare professional.
  • Short-acting. The effects of laughing gas sedation are usually felt within minutes, and they last for about 30 minutes.
  • Minimizes anxiety. Laughing gas sedation can help to minimize anxiety, which can make dental procedures more comfortable.
  • Does not cause grogginess. Laughing gas sedation does not cause patients to feel groggy after the treatment, which allows them to drive themselves home after their dental procedure.

If you are considering using laughing gas sedation for a dental procedure, talk to our dentist. They can help you determine if it is right for you and answer any questions you may have.

Temporary side effects associated with laughing gas sedation

Here are some of the risks associated with laughing gas sedation:

  • Headache. Some people may experience a headache after using laughing gas sedation.
  • Nausea and vomiting. Some people may experience nausea and vomiting after using laughing gas sedation.
  • Lightheadedness. Some people may experience lightheadedness after using laughing gas sedation.
  • Anxiety. Some people may experience anxiety after using laughing gas sedation.
  • Seizures. In rare cases, laughing gas sedation can cause seizures.

If you experience any of these risks after using laughing gas sedation, talk to our dentist.

Tips for Dental Phobia

Time of Day

You should schedule the appointment at a time when you feel most relaxed.

Try to choose a time for your dental visit when you’re less likely to be rushed or under pressure. Block out an hour before and after your dental appointment so that you have plenty of time.

It is also a good idea to check with the dental receptionist as to the practice’s busiest periods so you can avoid waiting, and the dentist and staff have more time to help you.

Share Your Anxiety

It’s often best to be open about your fears. If you’re tense or anxious, tell our dentist and the dental staff. Getting your concerns out in the open will let us adapt the treatment to your needs.

If the sound of the drill bothers you, bring a portable audio player and headset so you can listen to your favorite music. During the dental visit you might try visualizing yourself relaxing on a warm beach.

Extent of Treatment

The first appointment should really be used to build rapport with your dentist, and allow him or her to alleviate some of your fears.

  • Timing: Our dentist will let you go at your own pace.
  • Control: A useful way of making sure you feel in control is to discuss a signal- such as a raised hand- that lets us know that you need to stop for a break.
  • Specific Concerns: Make sure you tell our dentist if there are any specific areas that make you anxious, or if you have had traumatic experiences with dentistry in the past.


Request to sit in while the dentist treats another friend or family member so that you can become accustomed to the environment.

Some people find that taking a friend or close family member along (either to meet the dentist for the first time, or during treatment to hold their hand (or both) very helpful. You may also want to bring someone along to keep you company in the waiting room.

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