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Relaxing Sedation Dentistry in West Allis Milwaukee

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide is used to make dental treatments more comfortable. It has proven safe and effective over a long period of time. You will be given a mask that allows you to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. In about thirty seconds to four minutes you will notice a more sedate feeling, and your cheek and gums may go numb. After the gas has taken affect, any needed local anesthetic is applied and treatment begins. Afterward, you will be given pure oxygen to breathe for about five minutes to dissipate the effects of the nitrous and return you to a normal state.