Nitrous Sedation

What Is Nitrous Sedation?

Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is a mild sedative that promotes a stress-free experience. Patients inhale nitrous oxide through a face mask. The doctor will control the amount of nitrous oxide you receive to ensure your comfort and safety. You will begin to relax and not recognize pain so the doctors can perform treatments while you remain comfortable. Nitrous oxide is safe for patients of all ages, and its effects subside immediately so you can enjoy activities as usual after you leave the dental office.

We offer nitrous sedation for our patients’ comfort in the following offices:


New Mexico



Disclaimer: Conscious nitrous sedation is not recommended for all patients. Eligibility for nitrous sedation is evaluated during a patient’s visit by the dentist and administered at the dentist’s discretion.