We understand that visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience for some, and we want to make the entire experience as comfortable as possible. If you have any dental anxiety, we welcome you to tell us about how we can make your experience more relaxed. We offer headphone music as a distraction during the procedure. Nitrous gas (laughing gas) can also help with dental anxiety by acting as an effective and mild sedative agent. The nitrous gas is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. All of our rooms are outfitted with nitrous gas (laughing gas) to help you feel more at ease. At the end of the appointment, the nitrous gas is flushed out with oxygen. With just a few inhalations of oxygen, the effects of the nitrous are eliminated. You are safe to drive home and normally continue with your daily activities.