Laughing gas helps you feel calm during dental procedures. If you have dental anxiety, ask our dentists about conscious sedation with laughing gas. Dental laughing gas is safe for people of all ages and wears off quickly. Unlike other types of sedation dentistry, laughing gas doesn’t put you to sleep. Instead, it helps you feel relaxed so you can get the dental care you need. To maintain good oral health, we recommend seeing our dentist every six months for a teeth cleaning and dental exam. However, we understand that some patients may need conscious sedation to feel comfortable and safe in the dentist’s chair. Our laughing gas dentists will be more than happy to explain what you can expect during the procedure. Side Effects Laughing gas doesn’t have any side effects. Unlike other types of sedation dentistry, you’ll be able to drive yourself home and continue your day. Laughing gas is also safe for patients of all ages, so you don’t have to worry about the anesthesia’s effect on your child. Benefits of laughing gas include: \tFeeling relaxed, yet aware and conscious \tWears off quickly \tCan drive yourself home after appointment \tSafe for people of all ages \tNoninvasive What to Expect Before the procedure, we’ll place a mask over your nose that supplies laughing gas mixed with oxygen. After a few moments, you’ll start to feel more relaxed. If your dental anxiety stems from a fear of losing control, you don’t have to worry about that with laughing gas. Laughing gas doesn’t put you to sleep, which means you’ll be fully aware of everything that is happening during your procedure. Learn More Our Hudsonville, MI, general dentists use laughing gas to put patients at ease. To learn more, call Hudsonville Dental at (616) 209-4024, or contact us online.