What To Expect When You Need Nitrous Oxide
Some dental procedures require sedation. In fact, some major procedures mean that the patient must be placed under a general anesthetic, which involves having your breathing and vital signs monitored throughout the process. For the majority of any required procedures, your sedation dentistry needs are unlikely to warrant general anesthesia. It's more probable that you'll simply need very mild sedation. Nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) is commonly used for this purpose.