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Dentistry At Somerset

Nitrous “Laughing Gas”

Nitrous “Laughing Gas” Services in Ames, IA

For our patients that have trouble relaxing in the dental chair we offer nitrous oxide, otherwise known as “laughing gas.” Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.

Nitrous helps patients feel more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions our team may have. The doctor will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Ultimately, the Dentistry At Somerset team will make sure you feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly after the mask is removed. Let us know if you’re interested in this service for your next dental treatment. Give us a call at 515-268-0516.

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