Home| Dental Services|Sedation Dentistry|Nitrous Oxide Commonly referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is absorbed into your body when you inhale the gas through a small rubber device placed over your nose. Nitrous oxide is safe and commonly used in dental procedures because it helps to relax patients without putting them to sleep. You will be able drive yourself home after your procedure! To make sure you are safe and comfortable, our sedation dentists and skilled dental team will closely monitor your nitrous oxide levels. If you dislike needles and are anxious about getting dental treatment, you could be a potential candidate for this popular relaxation technique. Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Dentistry You just have to relax and breathe for it to work It is fast-acting Your level of nitrous oxide can be adjusted at any time according to your dentist’s discretion The gas quickly leaves your system after the procedure Patients are able to drive home after your appointment Contact Bethesda Sedation Dentistry We offer a variety of sedation techniques at Bethesda Sedation Dentistry. If you are interested in learning more about nitrous oxide, or if you would like to talk to one of our dentists to see if you would be a good candidate, contact us today.