If you are a bit nervous or anxious about your dentist appointment, then nitrous oxide may help you relax. This mild, relaxant gas is administered with a mask at your dental appointment.
The process is simple, it works almost instantly, and there are no side effects. All you do is breathe in the sedative gas, as shown in the image to the left.
One of the nice things about this method is that you are completely coherent throughout the appointment. You will be able to communicate with your dentist about how you are feeling. When the dentist turns it on you will receive a low concentration of gas and it can be increased as required.
When the appointment is over, the gas is turned off and the effects wear off almost immediately. You will be able to go about your day normally and even drive yourself home from the dentist.