Nitrous Oxide and Sedation Dentistry: A Standard of Safety

Nitrous oxide-oxygen (N2O-O2), also known as laughing gas, has safely been used for sedation in dentistry for decades. Today, it is used primarily for anxiety management because fear and anxiety are both associated with a lowered pain threshold and increased patient discomfort. Due to its extremely safe and ease of use, licensed dental hygienists have been allowed to administer it, … Read More