If you get anxious when you come to the dentist for your cleaning or other procedures, nitrous oxide can help to calm you. Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is convenient because it works for the duration of your procedure only. Once the nitrous oxide is stopped, the effects of it are completely reversed and you can continue about your day safely and comfortably. Its effects do not linger.
If you are very anxious and you’ve already tried nitrous oxide or you have difficulty sleeping the night before your appointment, you can take a pill that calms and relaxes you prior to your appointment. With this pill, you’ll have to ensure you have someone to drive you to and from your appointment. The pill will make you very drowsy, and will allow you to have your procedure done comfortably and with minimal stress.