What are nitrous oxide/oxygen?

Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a common method used to help with a patient’s anxiety and provide some analgesia for a dental procedure a patient for a dental procedure in a safe, effective manner. It is sometimes referred to as “conscious sedation,” as the patient is not completely asleep, although some patients might have no memory of the procedure afterward.

Reviewed by: Suheily Enid Aponte Rodriguez, DMD

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