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Comfort during your treatment - Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation (Laughing Gas)

During your periodontal treatment we do everything possible to create a comfortable and relaxed environment best suited for each patient.


One of the options we offer is Nitrous Oxide. Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” 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 during your treatment.


It helps to make you more comfortable during your periodontal treatment. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to requests, questions and directions. You will be asked to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.


Talk to one of our periodontal professionals to find out whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you.



Dr. Annabel Braganza – Peterborough Periodontist, Dental Implant and Gum Specialist

705-741-1885